Traffic stop sends two to jail
On Thursday, Sept. 25, at about 7:10 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies were patrolling the area of Lakeview Rd. near the intersection of Neches Road in the Lakeview area of Orange County, when they observed a brown Chevy truck pulling a trailer that did not have a license plate. There was also a Pontiac car on the trailer.
The Deputies stopped the truck for the traffic violation and obtained consent to search the vehicles. Upon searching the car on the trailer, Deputies located approximately 34 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic bag inside the car. Both the driver and passenger in the truck were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a 2nd degree felony, and transported to the Orange County Jail to be booked.
The driver was identified as 39 year old Michael Durr of Vidor. The passenger was identified as 40 year old Robert Droddy, also of Vidor. The two men were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck on Friday morning. Each was given a bond of $1,500 and remains in custody at this time.