The Pryor Times

August 31, 2013

Traffic stop turns into trafficking arrest

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— Kory Langford was pulled over by Chouteau Police Officer Justin Allen Tuesday around 10:30 p.m for a defective tail light. When officer Allen approached the vehicle he immediately noticed Langford was extremely nervous.

“He was sweating profusely and breathing heavily,” said Chief Lynn Hershberger. “Officer Allen ran his license and found that it was suspended so he placed him under arrest for that.”

Allen asked Langford if there was anything illegal in the vehicle.

“The guy admitted there was a small amount of heroin in the vehicle,” said Hershberger. “but when Allen searched the vehicle they found a lot more than that.

Hershberger said the officer recovered .09 grams of black tar heroine, 116 grams of crystal meth, syringes, plastic bags, digital scales and metal containers.

During his interview at the police station Langford, who is from White Wright, Texas, admitted he was taking the drugs to Missouri.

“He also said that he does not like meth, and that's why he had the heroine,” said Hershberger.

Langford appeared before Judge Rebecca Gore in the Mayes County District Court Wednesday for arraignment. He appeared from the county jail via video conferencing. Langford was advised of his rights for  the felony and misdemeanor counts. His case was set on the preliminary hearing sounding docket Oct.10. The court entered a plea of not guilty on the defendant's behalf on the misdemeanor charges. Bond was set at $100,000.