A 23-year-old man visiting in Sallisaw was arrested in Sallisaw on Dec. 23 and charged Jan. 3 in Sequoyah County District Court with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Preston Leeray Floyd, address unavailable, was found by Sallisaw police to allegedly be in possession of 12.34 grams of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine and about half a gram of green leafy substance that tested positive as marijuana. A female companion with Floyd was also arrested, according to the investigating officer’s report, but was not charged yet as of Jan. 5.
According to the report, Floyd was stopped at the intersection of Adams and U.S. Highway 59 on a stolen truck report. Floyd told the officers the truck was not stolen but belonged to his cousin.
Floyd told the officers he and the cousin, a female resident of Sallisaw, were staying at a local motel.
Sallisaw officers searched the motel room and found two small safes, which the cousin said belonged to Floyd. The safes were confiscated, and later opened. Police found the alleged methamphetamine and marijuana in one of the safes.
In a later interview, Floyd told the investigators he was “selling some drugs to get money so he could get back to Tulsa. . . .”
Floyd was appointed an attorney this week, and his next court appearance is set for Feb. 7 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters’ disposition docket.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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