OCSO busts pair on possession charges
Wednesday, June 10, at about 2:10 AM, narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver minivan commit several traffic violations in the area of IH-10 S. Service Rd., in Vidor. Investigators stopped the vehicle east of the Rose City Travel Plaza. During the traffic stop, a 33 year old man, identified as Christopher Allen Thompson, of Sulphur, La., was found to have an outstanding parole warrant out of Louisiana.
Thompson was placed under arrest for the warrant. During his arrest, a search of the vehicle was conducted and Thompson was found to be in possession of two semi-automatic pistols, 50 rounds of ammunition, and approximately 80 Grams of methamphetamine. Thompson was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a 3rd degree felony and possession of a controlled substance. The drug possession charge was enhanced to a 1st degree felony due to prior convictions.
A 37 year old white female from Cameron, La., identified as Raedella Peloquin, was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Both were transported to the Orange County Jail and booked. Thompson remains in custody for the Louisiana parole warrant with no bond. A bond totaling $170,000 was set after his arraignment on the additional charges. Peloquin also remains in custody with a bond totaling $100,000.