Shelton Matt and James Murray were arrested on drug charges in Vidor.

According to Chief of Police Dave L. Shows, once inside the residence, the officers saw several syringes, empty bath salt containers, empty prescription bottles, and spoons clearly being used as drug paraphernalia.

The two males inside the residence were taken into custody. One was identified as James Arnold Murray. The second, the home owner, was Shelton Guy Matt.

Both suspects were transported to the Vidor Police Department for booking procedures.

They were later transported to the Orange County Jail and released to the on duty jailers.

Shelton Matt was charged with possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and had an outstanding capias warrant out of Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4. Matt was arraigned by Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 David Peck. Matt’s bonds were set at $1,500 for possession of a controlled substance drug free zone, $500 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and $217 for the JP 4 capias warrant.

James Murray was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and his bond was set at $500.

“The narcotics investigation stems from complaints to the Street Crimes Unit from another Law Enforcement agency and our citizens,” said Shows.

“The Street Crimes Unit will continue to actively pursue those involved in criminal activity. We will target those who are actively dealing narcotics in our community and to our children. We encourage our citizens to get involved and work together with our police department. If you see high volumes of vehicle and pedestrian traffic entering and exiting one residence in your neighborhood you need to contact the police department. Working together we can build a safer community for our children,” concluded Shows.