Two North Carolina residents were arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) on April 28, and charged in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with acquiring proceeds from drug activity after $22,000 in cash was found in their car.
David Montrice Ross, 37, of Wilmington, N.C., and Porsche Shantrelle Johnson, 33, of Leland, N.C., were both charged with acquiring proceeds from drug activity along with possession of a controlled dangerous substances and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed Tuesday.
According to the report filed by the OHP, the trooper stopped Ross, who was driving a white four-door Chevrolet, at Mile Marker 299 on westbound Interstate 40 when Ross was found to be traveling at 73 miles per hour.
A search of the vehicle uncovered marijuana, the amount was not listed, in the floorboard, and a small amount of marijuana in Johnson’s purse. The trooper also found a plastic bag in the trunk that contained 15 rubber-banded bundles of U.S. currency totaling $22,000.
The charges are punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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