The Pryor Times

November 30, 2013

Chouteau man arrested on drug charges

Cydney Baron
Staff Reporter

PRYOR, OK — An arrest warrant was issued for a Chouteau man who allegedly has connections to a Mexican drug cartel.

Martin “Choog” Blossom, 33, is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and acquiring proceeds from drug activity, both felonies.

After receiving word Blossom was involved in narcotics trade, the Mayes County Sheriff's Office began surveillance of the suspect. The office partnered with Chouteau Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Dangerous Drugs and a search warrant was issued.

According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, MCSO deputy Brett Mull was granted a

warrant in July.

“Upon entering the residence, officers came into contact with multiple subjects in the living room area. Choog and a female were located in the second bedroom,” according to the affidavit filed by Mull.

The alleged suspect was escorted out of the residence, to the patrol car. Deputies Alan Davis and Investigator Jason Treat began searching the residence.

The affidavit quoted Blossom as saying his family was not involved in any drug-type activity, only himself. He stated that if there were any drugs located in the house, they would be in the bedroom. “He admitted to having two to three ounces of methamphetamine delivered to the residence by the Mexicans on several occasions. The last few times, he had to travel to Catoosa to pick up the methamphetamine,” according

to the affidavit.

The paperwork filed in the case lists items found in the course of the investigation: a fire safe containing $5,650, assorted glass pipes and clear plastic baggies, two blue plastic bowls with assorted pills and crystal-like residue. Officers on the scene also seized a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. Blossom allegedly admitted the vehicle was used in the transportation of drugs and that the money found was drug proceeds.

The warrant for Blossom’s arrest was issued Nov. 25, bond on the warrant is $20,000.

In addition, Blossom has three additional outstanding warrants; person under 21 consuming low point beer in public place, driving under the influence of drugs and operating a motor vehicle in

a manner not reasonable and proper.