Thursday, January 4, 2018

California Couple Charged for Alleged Drugs

A California man and woman, who share the same address in Los Angeles according to court records, were both charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, felonies, and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.

Spencer Jordan, 42, and Miriam Shapiro, 38, were both arrested Dec. 19 on Interstate 40 by a Sequoyah County deputy. The deputy reported finding 10 grams of heroin and over 20 grams of methamphetamines in the rental vehicle the couple shared.

The deputy’s report, filed with the charges in Sequoyah County District Court, reveal he was driving east on I40 when the vehicle in front of him changed lanes without signaling. The deputy stopped the vehicle at the 300 mile marker, and found Spencer was driving and Shapiro was a passenger who had rented the vehicle.

Both the suspects told the deputy they were on their way to North Carolina for the holidays, but both appeared nervous. Both suspects also told the deputy they did not want him to search the vehicle. The deputy then deployed his narcotics dog, that alerted on the vehicle, and which led to the search.

The search uncovered about 12 grams of heroin, about 21 grams of methamphetamines, and over 100 syringes, according to the report. Both suspects were arrested, and a cat in the vehicle was taken into custody by the Sallisaw Animal Shelter.

Jordan and Shapiro were released on $30,000 bonds each, on Dec. 19. Their next court appearances are set for Jan. 20 on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters felony disposition docket.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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