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Crimes and courts

June 26, 2014

Deputies nab known drug dealer

Pryor Times — Earlier this month, Mayes County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Davis was flagged down in Langley and told that Robert Rogers was dealing and making methamphetamine, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On June 19, Davis saw Rogers' vehicle leaving a known drug residence. Shortly after spotting the vehicle, Rogers, 39, failed to stop at a stop sign, failed to use a turn signal and began accelerating when he saw the officer.

When Davis pulled the vehicle over on Big Cabin Creek Bridge in Pensacola, he spotted a glass pipe on the front seat. Also in the vehicle officers found $3,384 in cash which Rogers said he earned working “odd jobs here and there,” according to the affidavit.

When officers visited the Rogers home, drug paraphernalia was in plain view on the nightstand in the bedroom and a gun was lying on the floor. Officers also saw tubing going into buckets, a sign of a methamphetamine lab.

Rogers' girlfriend was home at the time the search was conducted. She allegedly gave officers consent to search her purse for weapons, in which they found a glass pipe.

A thorough search warrant yielded four gallon-sized Ziploc bags containing a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

In a bedroom, officers found a cigar box containing digital scales, several buds of marijuana and two large scales in the closet. Officers seized two glass jars of meth, a shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle and miscellaneous ammunition.

In the living room, officers seized two packages of lithium  batteries and multiple packages of pseudoephedrine-based cold pills hidden in a portable heater. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics seized an HCL generator from the residence.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Rogers has nine prior felony convictions.

Rogers was booked into the Mayes County Jail and appeared in Mayes County District Court Tuesday having already posted a $75,000 bond. He is charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, which can carry from four years to life in prison, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine, which can carry up to life, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, which can carry up to life, and possession of paraphernalia.

He was ordered to return to court July 24.

His prior felony charges include three counts  possession of controlled drugs, one count of manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and two counts of assault and battery.


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