A Virginia man was charged in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, on Monday with trafficking in illegal drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the arresting Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) trooper's report, he was patrolling on Interstate 40 March 12 when he saw Stephen Michael Morrissette, 25, of King George, Virginia, changing lanes without signaling and following a semi-tractor trailer too closely, which led the trooper to stop Morrissette near the 303 Exit Ramp. When Morrissette denied the trooper's request to search his small blue car, the trooper's drug dog was walked around the car and alerted to the odor of drugs. The trooper found four duffel bags containing 35 bundles of green leafy substance that weighted 46 pounds. Morrissette was arrested and booked into the Sequoyah County Detention Center on suspicion of trafficking in illegal drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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