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OC Narcotic search warrant execution and arrest

On Monday, December 4, 2023, at approximately 1:20 pm, the Orange County Narcotics Division, with the help of Orange County SWAT, executed a targeted search warrant at the 1100 block of Henry St in Vidor, TX.

During the search, authorities uncovered a substantial amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the location, resulting in the filing of two felony possession charges. Additionally, individuals with outstanding warrants were apprehended during the operation.

As a result of the search warrant, two individuals were taken into custody for outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants. Both individuals are also facing possession charges related to the seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The arrested individuals along with their charge are as follows:

Kerri Smith

W/F - DOB: 04/10/1974

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – State Jail Felony

Charitta Harley

W/F - DOB: 02/06/1990

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – State Jail Felony

Both Kerri Smith and Charitta Harley are currently held in custody and will face legal proceedings for the charges brought against them.

This operation and coordination underscores the dedication of the Orange County Sheriff's Office to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community by actively addressing drug-related offenses.

We would also like to thank the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Honorable Judge Peveto (163rd District Court), and Orange County SWAT for their assistance and invaluable support during the operation.


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