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On Thursday, September 15, 2022, detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit stopped a 2019 Alpha Romeo on Interstate 10, Orange, Texas after it was observed committing several traffic violations.
During the investigation, detectives noticed what appeared to be a large amount of marijuana in plain view while speaking to the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Malika Patterson.
A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and detectives located a bulk amount of packaged marijuana inside numerous plastic totes and suitcases inside the vehicle that totaled approximately 99 pounds.
After an investigation, it was determined the marijuana was headed to the Georgia and Maryland areas.
It is also believed that the suspect was utilizing stolen and fraudulent identifications to further criminal activities.
Numerous checks and credit cards with various names and addresses were located, and this information has been referred to both Georgia and Maryland officials for further investigation.
Patterson was arrested and is currently in jail for the following charge:
- Possession of Marihuana > 50 lbs < 2000 lbs – 2nd Degree Felony
City of Orange to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Increase
The City of Orange is holding a public hearing on 29 August 2023 at 5:30 PM at the Orange City Council Chambers at the Orange Public Library.
According to the notice, the proposed tax increase is under the amount that would require voter approval.
The public is invited to voice their support or opposition to the proposed tax rate at the hearing
Vidor Tennis racks up 1st District Win of Season
Meet the Cardinals 2023 a Resounding Success
The Bridge City Cardinals held their 2023 Meet the Cardinals event Monday.
All photos courtesy of Bridge City ISD