2 charged in meth case after traffic stop

Published 11:31 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Staff report

Orange County investigators stopped a vehicle along Interstate 10 in Vidor late Monday, and a search revealed the occupants were in possession of crystal methamphetamine.

In an issued statement, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Derek Todd Williams, 48, and Bryan Michl, 18, were traveling in a white, 2002 Ford F250 truck at 11:09 p.m. that changed lanes without signaling and was weaving through traffic. Investigators stopped the vehicle at the 1442 exit in Vidor.

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Investigators discovered that Williams had four Vidor warrants for his arrest. Michl had two Vidor warrants for his arrest.

Crystal methamphetamine was found on both the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat, the statement said. The total weight was more than 10 grams, a second-degree felony.

The suspects were arrested on the warrants and charged with possession of a controlled substance greater than four grams but less than 200 grams.

Bonds would be set at a Tuesday arraignment, the Sheriff’s Office said.