A Sallisaw man was charged last week in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with felony charges of cultivation of controlled substance and unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Eloy Hernandez, 25, was arrested on March 28 and released on March 29 on a $31,000 bond. His next court appearance is slated for May 30 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters felony disposition docket.
According to the police report filed with the charges, detectives with the Sallisaw Police Dept. were called to a residence on E. Mary Street to perform a welfare check. Upon arriving at the home officers knocked on the front door and after not receiving an answer they moved to a side door. The side door had a pad lock hanging from it but was not secure and was partially ajar.
Officers state in their report that they could detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the doorway. By shining a light into the partially open door they were also able to see a hand rolled “cigarette” and other items associated with drug use including a green leafy substance.
A search warrant was obtained and executed. Officers discovered a variety of items used to grow marijuana including glow lights and grow boxes as well as digital scales in working order with green leafy substance on them. They also found marijuana plants and smoking devices.
A passport and two identification cards from Mexico were also found in the home.
Eloy Hernandez advised officers that he lived at the residence and was placed under arrest and taken to the Sallisaw Jail.
KXMX News Staff
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