Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Man, Woman Face Drug Charges


Formal charges were filed last week against a man and woman arrested on Interstate 40 and found to allegedly have four types of illegal drugs and paraphernalia in their possession.

Daniel Bustos, 22, of Schulter and Tatyana Merae Hopkins, 21, of Tulsa both entered not guilty pleas to the charges on Nov. 29 in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw.

Both Bustos and Hopkins are charged with trafficking in illegal drugs and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance including possession with intent to distribute.

According to court records Bustos remains in the county jail and Hopkins was released Nov. 29 on an $11,000 bond.

Both are next scheduled to be in district court on Jan. 10 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters felony disposition docket.

According to the Muldrow police officer's report filed with the charges, on Nov. 26 he stopped a white Chevrolet sedan at the 320 mile marker on Interstate 40 for speeding. A check revealed the driver, Bustos, was wanted on a warrant issued in Oklahoma County.

A search of the vehicle uncovered cocaine, about 10 grams of methylenedioxy methamphetamine or molly, marijuana, and mushrooms in four large bags weighing 122 grams. Also found were plastic bags and scales.

The trafficking charge is punishable by imprisonment for four years to life and a fine and the possession with intent charge is punishable by imprisonment for two years to life and a fine of up to $20,000.


Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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