Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Texas Man Faces Trafficking Charge for Cocaine

Deputy Steve Jenkins found an alleged 616 grams of cocaine 
in a Texas man’s vehicle on Jan. 10. 

A Texas man was charged last Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs.

Nikorn Sisouvong, 35, of Carrolton, Texas, is accused of possession of one pound and six ounces, or 616 grams, of cocaine.

Sheriff Larry Lane stated that Deputy Steven Jenkins and K9 Officer JOI seized the cocaine during a traffic stop on Jan. 10. The estimated street value of the cocaine is about $50,000.

Sisouvong was released Jan. 11 on a $25,000 bond. He is to be arraigned on Jan. 24, according to court records.

According to Deputy Jenkins report, filed with the charges, Sisouvong was stopped at about 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Mile Marker 299 near Vian for failing to signal a lane change. Jenkins reported Sisouvong appeared extremely nervous when questioned, and refused to allow Jenkins to search the vehicle. He did comply when Jenkins asked if his narcotics K9, JOI, could do an air search around the vehicle.

Jenkins reported the dog hit on the passenger door and the trunk of the vehicle, and Jenkins was able to conduct a probable cause search. Jenkins reported he found vacuum-sealed bags of a white powdery substance that field tested positive as cocaine in a backpack in the floor board.

Jenkins said that Sisouvong, during an interview at the sheriff’s office, told the deputy he was to be paid a “few thousand dollars to transport the cocaine to Fort Smith.” But the suspect “wasn’t willing to give any names of who was paying him or where exactly he was supposed to drop the substance off at.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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