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K9 finds meth during stop

August 24, 2012

A felony warrant was issued for an Antlers man after deputies found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Aug. 10.

According to information filed in district court, Rickey White, Jr., Antlers, was pulled over by Pushmataha County deputies at approximately 11:26 p.m., a half mile south of the intersection of Hwy. 3 and Belzoni Road, west of Rattan.

After asking if White had anything illegal in his vehicle or on his person, and permission to search the vehicle, Deputy Shawn Culver ran his drug dog around the vehicle to conduct a sniff for drugs. The K9 alerted at both the driver and passenger’s doors as well as the reach hatch door.

Culver conducted a search of the vehicle and noticed a large amount of money sitting in open view on the vehicle’s console and also spotted what appeared to be methamphetamine crystals in the driver’s seat. The crystals field-tested positive for methamphetamine and were collected to be sent for further testing by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

White claimed to not know what Culver was talking about when asked about the substance found in the vehicle. Culver told White he would release him and send the substance to a lab, and if it was found to be methamphetamine, a warrant would be issued for his arrest.
White was released from custody and the substance was sent to an OSBI lab for testing. A felony warrant was issued for White’s arrest on Tuesday, with a bond of $100,000.

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