Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Two Arrested for Marijuana Possession


Two suspects, a male and female (residences unavailable), were charged last week in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and  misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard Glenn Wilkes, 64, and Tyanna Guthrie, 56, were both released on bonds of $11,000 bonds each on Feb. 16.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report filed with the charges on Feb. 22, Wilkes and Guthrie were stopped by an OHP trooper at about 10:08 a.m. Feb. 16 at about the 297 mile marker on Interstate 40 for speeding. Guthrie was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe at speeds of 73 and 74 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone.

During the interview, the trooper reported smelling “a strong odor associated with raw marijuana.” A search of the vehicle uncovered between one and a half and two pounds of raw marijuana in two large vacuum-sealed bundles locked in a tool box, and four containers of THC wax.

The suspects were both arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County jail.

According to court records, Guthrie failed to appear for her Feb. 22 arraignment on the charges, and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest and her bond was set at $22,000.

The original marijuana-related charge is punishable by a fine of up to $20,000, imprisonment for two years to life, or both.


Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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