A man and woman from California were arrested and over 25 pounds of alleged marijuana confiscated after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol speeding stop on Dec. 21 on Interstate 40.
Nathan Rei Segi, 27, of Dublin, Calif., and Christina Marie De La Cruz, 24, of San Jose, Calif., were both charged Jan. 4 in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with trafficking in illegal drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Both bonded out of the Sequoyah County Jail, on bonds of $26,000 each, on Dec. 22.
According to the report filed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper making the arrest, he clocked Segi driving a white Chevrolet Impala at 78 miles per hour on the interstate. Segi pulled over near the 295 mile marker, and when the trooper contacted the occupants in the vehicle he reported he smelled marijuana.
A search of the car uncovered two duffle bags in the trunk. The bags, according to the report, contained numerous bags of marijuana which weighed in excess of 25 pounds.
Segi entered a not guilty plea to the charges, and his next court appearance is slated for Feb. 22 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters felony disposition docket. The record does not list a plea for De La Cruz or a court date.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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