Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Roland Woman Faces Felony Charges


A Roland woman who allegedly brought contraband into a jail facility is facing a felony charge.

Records show that Chelsea Lynne Cox, 27, was arrested Aug. 1 after a traffic stop in Roland.

A Roland police officer on patrol Aug. 1 reportedly saw a black sport-utility vehicle fail to signal a turn, prompting him to turn on his emergency lights. In his report, the officer said that while he was behind the SUV, he could see both people in the vehicle moving around as if they were trying to hide something.

When the officer approached, Cox, the driver, handed him her driver’s license, but she didn’t have insurance verification. The officer asked her to step back to his patrol car to type out her warning. While Cox was occupied, another officer came to interview the vehicle’s passenger, Zach Marchant.

A further inquiry revealed that Marchant had an outstanding warrant, and he was arrested. Cox’s record was clean.

While the other officer was handcuffing Marchant, a police officer deployed K-9 Joy for a free-air search. The dog alerted on both of the SUV’s front doors.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a small, red and gray clothing bag containing syringes along with a loaded syringe with a clear liquid inside. A second gray bag was found in the back seat that contained Marchant’s old driver’s license and a set of digital scales.

Officers also found a women’s bag in the back seat that contained feminine products as well as a loaded syringe with a green liquid inside it.

Once at the jail, a further search of Cox turned up a portion of a plastic zipper bag containing a green pill with “E7” imprinted on it. 

The drug was determined to be 15 mg of Oxycodone hydrochloride, which is a Schedule 2 narcotic. The drugs found were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.

Cox was released on $6,000 bond. Her next court date is at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The charge carries with it a punishment of 1-5 years imprisonment in the State Penitentiary and/or a fine of up to $1,000.



Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer


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