Thursday, August 13, 2020

Two Face Drug, Obstruction Charges

A Muldrow woman and a Sallisaw man are facing several charges after their arrest at an alleged drug house.

Chelsea Lynne Cox, 28, was arrested July 31 and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, a felony punishable by up to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $20,000. She was also charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer, both of which are misdemeanors.

Zachary Floyd, 28, was charged with bringing contraband into a jail facility and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The felony contraband charge is punishable by up to five years in the State Penitentiary, a fine of up to $1,000 or both. Floyd pleaded not guilty Aug. 5. His next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 7.

On July 30, a Sallisaw police officer reportedly saw four people leave a known drug house at the corner of Vine Street and Walnut Place. Once the four became aware of police presence, Cox exited the road and she and the group walked toward a dark area and onto the porch of a trailer with no lights on.

The officer walked to where Cox was standing. She gave her name as Elizabeth Cox, but the officer knew her actual name and told her to step off the porch. Because Cox had outstanding warrants and was a known risk of running away from police, she was arrested.

While being handcuffed, Cox tried to grab something out of one of her pockets but the officer stopped her. While Cox was on the ground, a zippered, fabric bag was found under her leg. That bag contained a white, crystalline substance, a bag with two pills stamped “NT 150” inside, multiple plastic bags, other packaging materials and $109.79 in currency.

While Cox was being arrested, another officer was speaking with Floyd and two other females.

A search of Floyd turned up a plastic syringe with a red liquid substance inside it and he was subsequently arrested. Inside his backpack, officers discovered a glasses case containing a sock with a glass smoking device inside it. 

The two females were released from the scene and Cox and Ford were transported to the Sallisaw Police Department.

Back at the SPD, officers found a bag belonging to Cox that contained two syringes with red liquid inside and another glass smoking device. In Floyd’s bag, a Sequoyah County jailer discovered a bag containing four pills.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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