Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies executing a search warrant at a motel Sept. 6 arrested a Roland man on a felony methamphetamine possession charge.
When deputies knocked on the door of Room 118 at the America’s Best Value Inn they found two men identified as Austin Day, 34, and Dustin Day, both of Roland.
A subsequent search of the motel room turned up two syringes, one with a clear substance inside, and the other contained a brown substance. Law enforcement also found an operational set of digital scales that also had suspected drug residue on them. The crystalline substance on the scales field-tested positive for meth.
A small black bag with a small lock on it was also discovered. Dustin Day unlocked the bag, which contained his prescribed medication. Under the mattress on which Austin Day had been sleeping, deputies found a plastic container with a brown substance inside and a metal spoon with the same substance on it. That substance later tested positive in the field for heroin.
The suspected drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.
Austin Day was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, a felony that carries a sentence of up to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $20,000.
He was released on $6,000 bond and his next court appearance is Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Records show that Austin Day was convicted in April 2019 in Crawford County, Ark., of commercial burglary, theft of property and failure to appear.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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