BUSTED: Drugs seized, arrests made at suspected Vidor fencing operation

Published 3:40 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022

VIDOR — Six people were arrested in Vidor Wednesday night after an Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division search and arrest bust was executed in the 900 block of Leon Street.

The Orange County SWAT Team, Orange County Criminal Investigations Division and Vidor Police Department assisted.

This search warrant was obtained after a continued investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in Vidor.

This residence is also suspected of being utilized as an illegal fencing operation for stolen property such catalytic converters, tools and more.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, numerous different types of pills and distribution paraphernalia were located inside the home.

Outside of the residence, catalytic converters were found in the backyard, along with numerous tools and other items suspected to have been stolen.

Once at the jail, a female who was arrested was found to be in possession of more heroin after it was discovered partially hidden in a body cavity.

After an investigation, six (people were arrested for numerous charges:

  • Michael William Didier Jr. – possession of heroin in a Drug-Free Zone;
  • Kerri Golden – possession of heroin in a Drug-Free Zone, possession of Clonazepam in a Drug-Free Zone;
  • Ronnie Glenn Golden – possession of crack cocaine in a Drug-Free Zone, possession of Clonazepam in a Drug-Free Zone;
  • Kevin Larue Haney – possession of heroin in a Drug-Free Zone;
  • Jonathan Edward Jones – possession of dangerous drugs;
  • Reggie Lynn Allred – numerous county warrants.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges could be filed.

“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Honorable Judge Parkhurst (260th District Court), and the Vidor Police Department for their assistance in this investigation,” a release stated.