An Orange woman was arrested Thursday, Feb. 14, for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia, after police observed her standing on the side of a semi-truck, at the corner of Simmons and North. Officer J.J. Logan, with OPD had seen the woman walking earlier in the day in the same area. Knowing this area to be a high drug and prostitution area, Logan made contact with the woman.

Upon making contact with 30 year old Shanna Meaux, of Orange, Officer Logan observed a black male to be sitting in the driver’s seat of the semi. The driver of the semi stated that Meaux had offered to perform sexual activities with him for money. The man told police that he told the woman several times to “go away”, and that he “didn’t want to be involved with her”.

After placing Meaux in custody for prostitution, she advised officers that she had a crack pipe in her back pocket. Meaux was arrested for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia, and transported to the Orange County Jail.