Thursday, April 2, 2020

Colbert Charged With Drug Trafficking

A Salllisaw woman is facing drug trafficking charges after police found 21 grams of methamphetamine at a local home.

Caleshia Johnita Colbert, 29, was arrested March 19 by Sallisaw police and faces from four years to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. 

According to the arrest report, an officer was dispatched to a residence in Sallisaw in reference to an unwanted guest inside the home.

The officer spoke to a man who said the residence belonged to his son, who is in Alaska for work. The man said his grandchildren still lived at the Dogwood home, and a female inside, Colbert, was scaring the children with her odd behavior.

The officer knocked on a bedroom door and asked to speak to the woman. When she opened the door, Colbert was sweating heavily and it appeared she had vomited in the bed.

While the officer was talking with Colbert, he noticed a plastic bag on the bed that contained a large chunk of a white, crystalline substance. When the officer picked up the bag, Colbert told him she ate the meth and wrapped it up in paper. She went on to say that she had gotten the meth from another female and that there was a little less than an ounce in the bag.

Colbert was placed under arrest and transported to the Sallisaw Police Department.

The white substance field-tested positive for meth and the drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.

A check of Colbert’s criminal history showed that she was out on bond from a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance a week earlier.

Colbert told the officer she was a drug addict and needed help or placed in a program to help with her addiction. She is due in court on the trafficking charge at 9 a.m. April 29 before Judge Kyle Waters.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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