Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sallisaw Man Charged

Jason McDowell, 38, of Sallisaw was charged Jan. 30 in Sequoyah County District Court with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

McDowell entered a not guilty plea to the charges on Jan. 31. His case was placed on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters’ disposition docket on Feb. 14.

The charges resulted from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 23.

According to the investigator’s report filed with the charges, deputies conducted a raid on McDowell’s residence in the Kinsey Trailer Park at about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23 and found McDowell at home with another man.

A search of the residence uncovered paraphernalia, including pipes and a grinding device, and pill bottles including several different pills. Tests by the investigator revealed the pipes included marijuana and methamphetamine residue, and the grinder was positive for marijuana residue. All the evidence, including the pills, were sent to the OSBI lab for further testing.

A witness at the home agreed to speak to the deputies and alleged McDowell was buying drugs in Tulsa and selling them in Sallisaw.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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