PCP

Jonathan Van Johnson

In October, The Examiner reported in-depth on the upward trend of use of the deadly drug phencyclidine in Southeast Texas. At the time, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Bryan Baker said that PCP use has increased significantly in the area throughout the years.

“Drugs tend to follow a trend,” explains Baker. “They go in cycles.”

He said currently PCP use is up, and he and his fellow narcotics officers are seeing much larger quantities during busts.

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Tymecia Walker
Kenyatta Walker

A gun fight between home invaders and an occupant of a residence in Orange left one man dead and another hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, police in Orange report.

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K. Broussard, J. Broussard, Clevenger

Even after numerous public intoxication arrests of suspected phencyclidine users in Orange, the steadily rising trend of the deadly drug’s use within the city shows no signs of slowing. Police officers with the Orange Police Department made three arrests of suspected PCP users in two separate incidents over the course of two days, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, according to incident reports.

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Jakendrick Clevenger

Even after numerous public intoxication arrests of suspected phencyclidine users in Orange, the steady trend of the deadly drug's use within the city shows no signs of slowing. Police officers with the Orange Police Department made three arrests of suspected PCP users in two separate incidents over the course of two days, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, according to incident reports.

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After recently having been arrested for public intoxication on Sept. 29 when he was reportedly undressing in public, 36-year-old Orange resident and suspected PCP-user Norris McGhee is at it again. The Orange Police Department reports McGhee was again arrested for public intoxication on Oct. 10. under suspicion he was once more under the influence of the dangerous and deadly drug phencyclidine.

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Police in Orange arrested 36-year-old Orange resident Norris McGhee for public intoxication on Sept. 25 after receiving a report in regard to a possibly intoxicated person in the 1100 block of John Avenue just before 9 p.m. The caller reportedly told police that the man in question was lying in the parking lot at the location, and when police got there at about 9:10 p.m., the man, later identified as McGhee, had taken off most of his clothing - pants, shoes, and socks.

Officer Justin Kirkpatrick reports that he and other officers responded to the scene, and he spoke to McGhee.

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Randall St. Julien Hancock has had a few run-ins with the law, if reports from the Orange Police Department are any indication. He made an appearance in the department’s reports (again) Sept. 25, when police picked him up for a warrant, and the officer who made the arrest reports he suspects at the time of the arrest the man was high on PCP (again).

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Raymond Lanore Mallett

Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they say admitted to being high on PCP after responding to a call of a disturbance on Monday, Sept. 8, at about 11:18 p.m. When they found the man lying in the middle of the road, he reportedly started removing his clothing - all of it.

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Orange resident Elmus Andrews was arrested for public intoxication Monday, Aug. 25, after the Orange Police Department received a call at about 2:16 a.m. from a concerned citizen who said the suspect was having "some type of religious experience" in the middle of 16th Street.

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Prater

Some criminals never learn, and Orange has definitely had its share of repeat offenders. This week, a man arrested for public intoxication and for sus­pected PCP use in January was again arrested in Orange, this time after reportedly stealing a car.

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