The Pryor Times

May 14, 2014

Drug hand-off doesn’t work

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — Kyle Cavalier, 40, Inola, has been charged with felony counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.

Just before midnight Sunday, officers were dispatched to a call of possibly intoxicated pedestrians walking in the roadway, near Saltwell Street in Salina.

Salina Police Officer Jay Milliron responded to the scene and received backup from Mayes County Sheriff's Deputy Shane Smith and Locust Grove Police Officer John Stanglin.

The pedestrians, later identified as Kyle Cavalier and Brandy Gomes, were located.

Upon approaching the individuals Milliron allegedly noticed a “strong odor of intoxicating beverage.”

“Cavalier told Gomes he had a warrant and started handing her the things he was holding,” according to the probable cause affidavit. “Cavalier handed Gomes several items including two small flat black objects, a black cigarette container, wallet, and a lighter.”

As he was handing her the items Cavalier allegedly said, “take this stuff, I know I have warrants, just take this stuff.”

Cavalier was taken into custody, and it was discovered Gomes has warrants for arrest as well.

After the two were taken into custody, officers examined the belongings.

One of the small flat objects was a scale commonly used to weigh drugs. The cigarette container held several plastic baggies in which field tests confirmed marijuana and methamphetamine. The small baggies, according to the affidavit, indicated the drugs were being distributed. The total yield was 0.9 grams of methamphetamine and 4.3 grams of marijuana.

Cavalier appeared in Mayes County District Court Monday at which time he was told possession with intent to distribute can carry from four years to life in prison. Cavalier, who is currently on probation for former drug charges, had his case continued to June 19. Bond was set at $100,000.

In 2010, Cavalier was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony and possession of paraphernalia. Commission of a new felony violated the terms of his probation. Prior to that, in 1999, Cavalier was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.