The Pryor Times

April 9, 2014

Man faces 4 to 20 years on drug charge

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

PRYOR, OK — A search warrant was served on the home of Donald Ray Summers at 8:30 p.m., Friday.

Mayes County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics operated on the tip of a concerned citizen who witnessed suspicious behavior at the residence of 7248 South 438 Rd., Locust Grove.

Summers, 44, was home at the time the warrant was served.

“In the home, we seized methamphetamine and paraphernalia,” said MCSO Investigator Jason Treat, a special agent assigned to the OBN. “He is also being charged with use of surveillance equipment during the commission of a  felony as he had surveillance cameras wired to his TV.”

In addition to the two felony charges, Treat said law enforcement is anticipating charges of maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used.

Summers has prior drug charges in Mayes and Rogers County.

“He may not have been a heavy-hitter,” said Treat, meaning Summers did not appear to be a dealer. “But he was a nuisance to the community. The community spoke up and we were happy to take care of it.”

Summers was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia in Rogers County. In addition to multiple traffic violations he received, he got a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in Mayes County. Also in Mayes County he was charged with tampering with public utilities, driving under the influence of alcohol.

Summers appeared in Mayes County District Court Monday afternoon to hear his formal charges, possession of methamphetamine after former felony conviction and possession of paraphernalia. Summers was told his first charge, as filed, can carry from four years to 20 years in the Department of Corrections.

On behalf of the state, the assistant district attorney requested bond be set at $100,000. Judge Rebecca Gore set bond at $25,000.