Friday, March 20, 2020

Trio Faces Child Neglect Charges

Two Muldrow residents and a Sallisaw man are facing child neglect and drug possession charges, police reports reveal. 

Whitley Dawn Plank, 28, and Pamela K. Plank, 49, both of Muldrow, and Tyler Lee Talbott, 32, of Sallisaw were charged March 11 after law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at a Sequoyah County residence. 

According to a report, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department officials went to execute a narcotics search warrant March 4 at 99728 S. 4770 Road in Muldrow. 

When officers entered the home they found four adults and one child inside. Two adults, Whitley Plank and Talbott, were found in the living room of the home. Deputies discovered Pamela Plank and another man in the home’s only bedroom. 

After securing the residence, deputies began searching for narcotics. One deputy discovered a purse lying next to a couch. The purse contained a syringe and a box inside the purse contained a clear baggie with a white, powdery substance inside it. A field test confirmed the presence of methamphetamine. The purse was within reach of the child, the police report shows. 

A search of the bedroom turned up a cigarette package with another clear baggie inside it with a similar powdery substance, which also tested positive for meth. 

All four adults in the home had warrants for their arrest. Officers contacted the Department of Human Services to take the child. 

Child neglect is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to a year, a fine of up to $5,000 or both. 

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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