The Pryor Times

May 29, 2014

Coke and shrooms for sale

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Officers apprehended a man attempting to sell narcotics to an off-duty officer at Rocklahoma Friday night.

The man was Daniel Wood, a 29-year old from Jackson, Mich.

Mayes County Sherriff's deputies Billy Blackwell and Alan Davis were dispatched to the Rocklahoma campgrounds, having been advised that security found a large amount of narcotics.

When he arrived, Blackwell spoke with security guard Candace Helm, an Adair County Sheriff's Deptuy and drug taskforce member.

Helm immediately noticed a bulge in Wood's left front pocket. Helm asked Wood what was in his pocket, and he said nothing. Helm asked again and Wood began to have body tremors, according to the probable cause affidavit. In the pocket were several baggies with a white powdery substance. Wood had to be taken to the ground in order for Helm to place him in handcuffs.

Officers located a plastic grocery sack in Wood's pants, which contained 26 baggies of cocaine and mushrooms.

The off-duty police officer reported Wood having approached him offering “coke and shrooms.”

When officers asked Wood what the white powdery substance was, he stated it was “carpet freshener that he used when he was at work.”

While he was being booked into the Mayes County Jail, Wood still insisted the substance was not drugs.

He is being charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, after former felony conviction. Wood's bond was set at $50,000.