Monday, February 22, 2016

Tennessee Man Charged for Marijuana, Guns

A Tennessee man is free on an $18,500 bond after he was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) on Interstate 40 on Feb.12 for possession of marijuana and having firearms during a felony.

Rodney Dewayne Thomas, 28, of Millington, Tenn., was charged Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and possession of firearms during the commission of a felony.

According to the OHP trooper’s report, Thomas was a passenger in a black Honda caught speeding in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40. The vehicle was stopped at mile marker 297. When questioned, the driver told the trooper that Thomas had a gun in the car.

A second trooper arrived and the two found a loaded Taurus Millenium .45 caliber pistol in Thomas’ waistband. The second trooper had his drug dog search the vehicle, which led to finding one and a half pounds of marijuana in the engine compartment. A bag in the trunk, belonging to Thomas, also contained a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol.

Thomas was released on bail Tuesday.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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