The Edmond Sun

January 22, 2013

Police: I-35 stop nets pot, Ecstasy, cocaine

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A traffic stop on Interstate 35 in Edmond led to three arrests and the seizure of about 3.65 ounces of marijuana, Ecstasy, cocaine and an ADHD drug related to amphetamine, an incident report stated.

At about 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 16, Edmond Police Officer Joe Rice clocked a red Buick traveling at 78 mph north on I-35, according to the report filed by Rice.

Originally, the car stopped next to a guard rail, which was unsafe, Rice stated. He used his PA to tell the driver to pull up past the guard rail. The car remained motionless and Rice could see movement inside, leading him to believe the three occupants were trying to hide items under the seats, he stated.

Rice stated that during a conversation about their travel plans, one of the males said he just came from visiting his grandmother. Rice asked the male if his grandmother was still up at 1:30 a.m. He paused and changed his story, the report stated.

Rice stated that when he asked the male what they were hiding under the seats, the male began to stumble with his words. Meanwhile, the officer could see the two other occupants continuing to move around, the report stated.

The male denied having anything illegal in the car, but his suspicious behavior and the suspicious movements in the car led Rice to suspect criminal activity was afoot, the officer stated.

After backup arrived, Rice deployed his K9 partner Alex who conducted a free air sniff around the car, Rice stated. Alex alerted through numerous behavioral changes to the odor of one or more of the drugs he is trained to detect — marijuana, heroin, cocaine and meth, the report stated.

During a probable cause search of the car, Rice found a large plastic baggy containing about 3.65 ounces of marijuana, pill bottles containing a white powdery substance which field tested positive for ecstasy, another baggy containing marijuana, and Vyvanse the report stated. Vyvanse is the brand name of lisdexamfetamine, an amphetamine-related drug related to amphetamine.

While personnel were searching the suspects, they found a package of rolling papers, four “rocks” of crack cocaine, two tablets of acetaminophen and codeine phosphate, one small yellow round tablet of clonazepam (Klonopin), items identified by Poison Control, Rice stated.

Rice stated that Damario Ladale Sims, 21, of Stillwater, was arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent, felony possession of ecstasy, felony possession of crack cocaine, felony possession of Vyvanse, felony possession of acetaminophen and codeine phosphate and misdemeanor possession of clonazepam.

On Jan. 16, Sims was booked into the Oklahoma County jail. His bond has been set at $20,500, according to jail records.

Rice stated that Ty Dillon Ngo, 19, of Stillwater, was arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent, felony possession of ecstasy, felony possession of Vyvanse and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. He was booked into the county jail on Jan. 16. Bond amount has not yet been set.

Rice stated that Larry R. Rice, 32, of Oklahoma City, no relation to the officer, was arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent, felony possession of ecstasy, felony possession of Vyvanse and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the county jail on Jan. 16. Bond was set at $11,500.

Formal charges have not yet been filed by the district attorney. Attorney information for the suspects was not available at press time.



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