Thursday, August 27, 2020

Drugs and Firearm Possession Send Two Woman to Jail

Misty Mae Varner               April Robertson

Two women landed in jail after being caught with drugs and an illegal gun.

On Aug. 9, Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Old U.S. Highway 64 and South 4790 Road in reference to multiple cars on private property and individuals shooting guns.

The deputies and a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol made contact with the vehicles, which were headed north back out to Old Highway 64. Two women in one of the vehicles were identified as Misty Mae Varner, 27 of Roland, and her passenger, April Robertson. When asked if they were among the group shooting guns Varner said they were.

Both women said there were no firearms in their vehicle, but they discovered that Robertson was sitting on a gun in the passenger’s seat and had marijuana on her. The weapon was an unloaded, .22-caliber RG Industries six-shot revolver, which the officers ran through dispatch.

The trooper then alerted the deputies that Robertson also had methamphetamine on her. Varner retrieved a clear plastic baggie containing a green, leafy substance out of the right side of Robertson’s bra and a marijuana pipe out of the left side of Robertson’s bra.

The deputies then learned from dispatch that both women had previous felony convictions and that Robertson had a valid warrant out of Nowata County and they were placing a hold. 

Robertson said the marijuana and meth belonged to her, but both women denied ownership of the gun, claiming they didn’t know it was in the vehicle. Robertson told Varner, "Own up, you know that gun is yours! All I had was weed and speed.”

Varner and Robertson were placed under arrest and transported to the Sequoyah County Detention Center without further incident.

Varner was charged with possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, court records reveal.

During inventory of the items found on the women, officers discovered seven clear baggies containing a crystal-like substance weighing 5.3 grams, two clear baggies containing a green, leafy substance, a metal container holding a green, leafy substance weighing 30.7 grams, three syringes, two metal smoking devices and a measuring spoon with a crystalline residue on it. The drugs were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for further analysis.

Varner was released on $10,000 bond and her next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 27.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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