Friday, March 6, 2020

Sallisaw Man Hit With Contraband Charge

A Sallisaw man who allegedly brought contraband into the Sequoyah County Jail is now facing another felony charge.

Ricky Allen Smith, 58, was arrested Feb. 26 after a traffic stop, according to police reports.

On Feb. 26, a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly saw a vehicle travel left of center on 1030 Road in Vian. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled over near Sunflower Lane.

The deputy asked for the driver’s and the passenger’s identification and dispatch alerted the officer that the passenger, Smith, had a valid warrant out of Sequoyah County.

Smith was then arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail, where a search turned up hydrocodone tablets and marijuana on his person. The drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Crime Lab for further testing.

The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to five years and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

Smith has a lengthy history of drug-related offenses, records show. He pleaded not guilty to the contraband charge on March 4. His next court appearance will be at 9 a.m. March 11 before Judge Kyle Waters.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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