Teacher arrested second time on possession charges
Tuesday, March 8, Detectives with the Orange Police Department along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop along Interstate 10 service road in the area of Adams Bayou and MLK in Orange.
Officers observed a black Dodge Charger, bearing Louisiana license plates, fail to maintain a single marked lane. During the traffic stop the driver was identified as Lauren Leigh Courmier, 34, of Vinton.
Investigators noticed that the driver was nervous and made movements around the cab of the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 28 grams of a clear crystal like substance that Investigators recognized as methamphetamine.
Courmier was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (Felony 2) and transported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility for booking. She was arraigned by 128th District Court Judge Courtney Arkeen and bond was set at $100,000.
Courmier was previously arrested on Nov. 16, 2015 for possession of a controlled substance and is currently out on bond for that offense. Judge Arkeen had originally set bond at $300,000 for that charge but later lowered it to $50,000 so that Courmier was able to bond out of jail. Since this arrest, Judge Arkeen increased the bond back to $300,000 on the November 2015 case.
Lauren Courmier remains in the Orange County Correctional Facility on bonds totaling $400,000.