Tesha Ann Blount, 39, of Muldrow was charged April 29 with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, a felony, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
On April 29, Sallisaw police officers executed narcotics search warrants on two separate residences in the city. Near the intersection of Port Arthur Place and Main Street, police learned that a suspect named James Riddle would be driving by in a silver PT Cruiser with a paper tag.
After executing the search warrants, the officers were informed that Riddle and Blount were going to pick up narcotics and bring them back to Riddle’s residence, which was the subject of one of the search warrants.
When the police stopped the PT Cruiser, they saw Blount, who was driving, lean down toward the passenger-side floorboard and begin reaching for something. The officers made contact with Riddle, but the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle got their attention. The pair was asked if there was marijuana inside the car and if so, whether they had medical marijuana cards. They said they did not.
A search of the vehicle turned up three new glass smoking devices and one smoking device that was burned on one end and two syringes. Blount also admitted having more drugs inside her bra. When asked what was there, she told officers she wasn’t sure, but that there were probably a few bags of meth, weed and some Valium. All of the drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.
Blount faces up to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $20,000.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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