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Orange County officials arrest 3 people after finding marijuana, handguns in car during traffic stop

Orange County detectives and Vidor Police officers stopped a car on I-10 Eastbound at Highway 90 for a traffic violation around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.

ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released the names of the two men and woman from Dallas who are facing felony charges after detectives found a pound of marijuana and two handguns in their car.

Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Vidor Police Department stopped a car on I-10 Eastbound at Highway 90 for a traffic violation around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to a police report.

When the detectives started talking to the driver and passenger, officers smelled a strong marijuana smell coming from the car, according to the sheriff’s department.

Detectives then began searching the car. Officials found 1.34 pounds of hydroponic marijuana and two semi-automatic handguns. 

Two men and a woman were arrested for felony possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of weapons, according to the police report.

19-year-old Davyeon Batiste and 23-year-old Wayland Jackson were the two men who were arrested. A 22-year-old woman named Braw-Jaena Law was also arrested. 

All three are facing two felony charge for possessing marijuana with a $10,000 bond and unlawfully carrying a weapon with a $2,500 bond.

Jackson is looking at an additional charge for felony assault of family with a $15,000 bond. Batiste is facing an additional charge of possession of marijuana with a $1,500 bond.

Law's total bond amount is set at $12,500. Jackson's total bond amount is $27,500 and Batiste's is set at $14,000, according to police records.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Davyeon Quinn Batiste, 19. left to right, Jawon Wayland Jackson, 23 and Braw-Jaena Maryca Law, 22.

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