A Roland man pleaded not guilty July 8 to a felony charge of maintaining a place for keeping or selling a controlled substance.
Quinton Andrew Grounds, 22, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 on the felony count. He was also charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. His next court appearance is 9 a.m. Aug. 19.
According to a police report, Roland police and the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant June 26 at 301 Carson Road in Roland.
As the officers entered the home, they found two white males, one of them Grounds, who were ordered to the ground.
A search of the residence turned up two other people in one of the home’s bedrooms, as well as used syringes and small plastic baggies that appeared to have been torn from a plastic bag from a store. Such bags are often used to put heroin in.
In one of the bedrooms, a Sequoyah County deputy discovered a black box under a bed the contained metal spoons with a white paste-like residue and brown tar-like residue on them. There were also used syringes, a glass smoking device with a white residue and more baggies.
The suspected drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further testing.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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