Sheriff’s Office says alert K9 keys Vidor arrest, drug discovery on Friday

Published 9:33 pm Friday, July 21, 2023

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VIDOR — Authorities said a traffic stop and an alert K9 response led to an arrest and discovery of illegal drugs.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a Friday traffic stop was conducted in the 5000 block of North Main in Vidor.

Deputy Brandon Mojica and K9 Phoenix were assisted by the Orange County Narcotic Division during the action.

Deputy Brandon Mojica and K9 Phoenix

Upon stopping the vehicle, Mojica deployed K9 Phoenix, who then gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics, authorities announced.

“Upon conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle, an amount of suspected methamphetamine was located,” a release from the Sheriff’s Office stated.

“58-year-old Todd Patrick Parrott was then taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a 2nd degree felony.”

Police said Parrott is from the Vidor area.