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Drugs found during stop

September 17, 2012

A county man is facing a felony drug count after a pipe for smoking methamphetamine was found during a traffic stop.

Pushmataha County Sheriff's Deputy James Marzek was assisting the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with a vehicle safety check at the intersection of Buddy Renee Rd. and Post Oak Rd. on Sept. 1.

Marzek made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Alejandro Hernandez. When asked for his driver's license and insurance, Hernandez told the deputy his license was in his work truck. Marzek noticed the man seemed nervous and his eyes were bloodshot.

After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, Marzek found a glass smoking device between the seats of the vehicle. Alejandro told the deputy that his wife, a passenger in the vehicle, didn't know the pipe was in the vehicle.

Residue from the pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine and Alejandro was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia and transported to the county jail.

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