The Pryor Times

February 1, 2014

Meth bust in Chouteau Hills

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — A search warrant yielded arrests in Chouteau Hills, Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m. Mayes County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Jason Treat,  an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics  agent, Chouteau Police Department and a member of the Delaware County District Attorney’s taskforce conducted a search warrant on a residence in Chouteau Hills housing addition.

“The search yielded two grams of crystal methamphetamine, $1,400 in cash, baggies, scales and other items used to distribute meth,” said Treat who is also a special agent to the OBN taskforce.

Marsha Harris, 53, was arrested on scene.

“We anticipate charges will be possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia, child neglect and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a child under 12 years of age,” said Treat, who explained Harris’ two year old grand-child lived in the home.

Though Harris’ daughter and grand-daughter were not home at the time the warrant was served,law enforcement is anticipating further charges being filed. The daughter in question was arrested on drug charges last week.

“There was evidence of excessive traffic of many many convicted drug users,” said Treat. “It’s really a sad deal when children are involved.”

Treat said MCSO is being vigilant on ridding the area of drug activity.

“We’re not going to tolerate it. And I think the community has shown what they think about it,” said Treat in reference to the recent jury decision to sentence a man to live in jail on methamphetamine charges.

Harris appeared via video conference from the Mayes County Jail for her initial appearance in Mayes County District Court Friday afternoon. Her case was continued to March 3 and she was ordered to obtain an attorney before that time.

Assistant District Attorney Glenn Dresback said the state consider the crime to be very serious and said that the investigation is ongoing.

“There were multiple narcotics recovered at the scene and there was extensive effort made to sell these drugs,” said Dresback. “For that reason the state requests a $200,000 bond.”

The judge granted his request.