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Six people arrested following search and arrest warrant
Six people were arrested following a search and arrest warrant that was executed by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 300 block of Spooner in Bridge City.
Once inside the residence, authorities located about four ounces of methamphatime, 10 dose units of Lysergic acid diethylamide, methamphetamine paraphernalia, one semi-automatic pistol, one Derringer type pistol and one semi-automatic rifle along with numerous combat style knives, according to a news release.
Authorities arrested Stephen Shane Hall and Misty Renee Hall of Bridge City, Scott Casey Robicheaux of Bridge City, Brannon Lee Wooden of Vidor, Heather Mechelle Singleton of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Kevin Trent Portie of Sulpher, Louisiana.
All six individuals were arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) a second degree felony, according to authorities.
Stephen Shane Hall was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (a) for being in possession of LSD, and three charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, each a third degree felony, according to authorities.
All six people were transported to the Orange County Correctional Facility where they were booked in on the aforementioned charges.
The arrests are the result of a year long investigation by the two agencies into the distribution of methamphetamine in Orange and Jefferson County. Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office narcotics division and deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's patrol division as well as detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office narcotics division were involved in the execution of the search and arrest warrant.