Thursday, December 20, 2018

Man Arrested With Over 100 Pounds of Marijuana

A 33-year-old Arizona man, allegedly transporting 109 pounds of marijuana in a rental car, was charged in Sequoyah County District Court with trafficking in illegal drugs.

Gregory Ryan Seifert of Phoenix, Ariz., entered a not guilty plea to the charge on Dec. 12. He was released on a $25,000 bond on Dec. 9. His next court appearance is set for Jan. 23 on the felony disposition docket.

According to the arresting Roland police officer’s report, filed with the charges, on Dec. 7 he spotted a gray Chrysler traveling at about 75 miles per hour eastbound on Interstate 40. The officer stopped the car, and during the interview with the driver, Seifert, he noted Seifert appeared nervous.

According to the report, the officer then ran his drug dog on the car and the dog alerted to the driver’s and passenger’s sides of the car.

The officer reported a search of the car uncovered 91 vacuumed sealed bags containing a green, leafy substance. The combined total of bags was 109 pounds of a substance believed to be marijuana. The bags were photographed and sent to the OSBI lab for further testing.

The charges carry a punishment of four years to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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