Meth and guns found in Mauriceville home, two arrested

A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office told 12News that two people are in jail after deputies and Police officers found drugs and guns while executing a search warrant.

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from the City of Orange, West Orange, and Vidor Police Departments, executed a search warrant at a home located in the 16900 block of FM 1442 in the Mauriceville area of Orange County.  During the search, Investigators found around  8 grams of methamphetamine.  There were also a number of firearms, some of which were considered prohibited weapons by state law because of certain modifications to the weapons.  

The two people who were there when officers arrived have been taken into custody.   They are identified by authorities as Michael Kamm Morgan, 36, and Ashley Nicole Posey, 23, both of Mauriceville.

Morgan and Posey were arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 2nd Degree Felony, and for Prohibited Weapons, a 3rd Degree Felony.  

Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Morgan and Posey around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.  Each has a bond of $25,000 for the charges and both currently remain in the Orange County Jail.

Sheriff Keith Merritt was also on scene during the search warrant.  Sheriff Merritt said that the Sheriff's Office is committed to using all resources to get illegal drugs out of our communities in Orange County.  


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