A couple from Arkansas was charged Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Trooper stopped the couple on Interstate 40 on Jan. 6 and, after receiving permission to search their pickup truck, found about two pounds of methamphetamine.
Kimberly Dawn McGehee, 32, of Charleston, Ark., and Darrell M. Reed, 57, of Ratcliff, Ark., are free at $30,000 bonds each.
The trooper reported he stopped the couple after he saw Reed, who was driving a Ford truck, change lanes without signaling at Mile Marker 315. Reed and the passenger in the truck, McGehee, both appeared nervous, the trooper reported. McGehee said she was buying the truck from a friend and that she was Reed’s girlfriend. She gave permission to search the truck.
The trooper reported his drug dog alerted on a plastic barrel in the bed of the truck. The search uncovered nine plastic bags and a vacuum-sealed bag of a clear crystalline substance. The substance tested positive as methamphetamine and had a total weight of about two pounds.
Both Reed and McGehee entered not guilty pleas to the charges on Thursday. Their next court appearance is scheduled for March 2.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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