A Roland man pleaded not guilty March 4 to a charge of giving the wrong name to a police officer during a traffic stop.
Cameron Sevenstar, 31, was also charged with two misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and driving with a suspended driver’s license.
His next court appearance will be at 9 a.m. April 15 before Judge Kyle Waters.
According to the arrest report, a Roland police officer on patrol was sitting in his vehicle in a turn lane to head westbound on U.S. Highway 64, but before he could make the turn, a white Chevrolet Tahoe drove past him in the left lane, which is illegal unless passing another vehicle.
The officer reported that when he ran the vehicle’s license plate through dispatch it came back to Sevenstar, who had a felony arrest warrant from Latimer County and a suspended Oklahoma driver’s license.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver, who gave his name as Franklin Sevenstar, said he didn’t have his license. The vehicle’s passenger, James Perkinson, told the officer that the driver’s name was indeed Franklin Sevenstar.
Sevenstar, who had been placed in the officer’s vehicle for questioning, eventually admitted his actual identity, saying he used his brother’s name to save face with his business. Perkinson was arrested for obstructing an investigation, the police report indicates.
During a subsequent search of the Tahoe, officers discovered an unsealed plastic cylinder containing a brown, waxy substance, commonly known as marijuana wax or shatter. There was also a cardboard box containing the same substance and an unsealed and empty plastic package with a “THC” label on it.
Sevenstar told officers that he did not possess a medical marijuana card, but had a dispensary license. Officers told Sevenstar that he could not possess the products unless he was transporting them sealed from the location where he bought the product to his dispensary. The substance discovered in the vehicle appeared to have been used and was not purchased for Sevenstar’s dispensary, the police report indicates, and Sevenstar did not have any paperwork proving his story.
Sevenstar’s felony charge is punishable by a fine of $10,000 and 10 years in prison. The misdemeanor possession charge carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Driving with a suspended license, another misdemeanor, is punishable by a fine of up to $500, imprisonment for up to a year or both.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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