PRYOR, OK —
Sgt. Justin Hokett of the Salina Police Department was dispatched to Pig-N-Out, Salina, on a report of a man who appeared to be twitching and possibly intoxicated. The man was Ronald O’Rear Jr., 24, who was sitting on a bench outside the diner.
“O’Rear was sitting on a bench and seemed to be unable to keep his arms and legs and head from moving,” Hokett reported in the probable cause affidavit, saying the behavior is common to those under the influence of methamphetamine.
Hokett said he approached O’Rear, who was talking to an employee of the business, and O’Rear was “twitching his head and moving his arms and legs.”
“I then made contact with O’Rear and explained to him that I would like to speak to him and asked him to sit on a bench. O’Rear instead sat on top of a table and began nodding his head in an extremely fast manner while I spoke to him,” said Hokett.
Hokett said he smelled alcohol on O’Rear.
“I asked O’Rear if he had anything illegal on his person, and he informed me he did not, and he agreed to allow me to search his person,” said Hokett. “While searching, I discovered a small, clear plastic jar with a small amount of a white powdery substance in his front pants pocket.”
O’Rear allegedly said the container was used to hold his tobacco.
“When I informed him it had a white substance, he then stated he used it to hold his glitter,” said Hokett, adding that O’Rear was unable to keep still and was talking at an extremely fast pace.
When asked, O’Rear said he had consumed five beers at Red Zone Bar before leaving there and going to Pig-N-Out.
O’Rear was placed under arrest for public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia, according to Hokett’s affidavit.
Disclosing no medical problems, O’Rear was booked into Locust Grove Jail. Hokett performed a field test on the white substance. Tests confirmed that though the substance looked like the synthetic drug known as bath salts, it was methamphetamine.
O’Rear has a prior criminal record that includes possession of a precursor with intent to manufacture in Rogers County. In Mayes County. his record includes felony counts of uttering a forged instrument and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.