A Muldrow woman was charged May 3 with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, a felony.
Records show that Tiffany Spicer, 35, was also charged with obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. Spicer faces a fine of up to $2,500 and up to five years in prison on the felony count, which is also punishable by a minimum of 28 days of treatment followed by 30 days of aftercare at the defendant’s expense.
On May 3, a pair of Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a driver’s license safety checkpoint at the intersection of Highway 101 and 4750 Road when they spotted a black Camaro that stopped about 100 yards from the checkpoint and began driving extremely slowly toward them.
When the vehicle arrived at the deputies’ location, the officers found a female, identified as Spicer, in the driver’s seat, but her passenger’s side door was open. Spicer reportedly had extremely small pupils and her speech and thought processes were quite impaired.
When Spicer was asked who had exited the Camaro, she told them it was Gerard Lewis, but a search of the area turned up Caleb Plank, who had been hiding in woods nearby. Plank had outstanding Sequoyah County warrants and he was arrested.
In an interview with the deputies, Plank told them he had methamphetamine on him but had dropped it when he fled the vehicle. The deputies found the drugs, which were in a clear plastic bag. The white, crystalline substance field-tested positive for meth.
Spicer denied having used drugs that day, but a series of sobriety tests revealed that she was impaired. She refused to take a blood test, telling deputies they would find meth in her system.
Plank was held on warrants for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, avoiding a roadblock and destruction of evidence.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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