The Edmond Sun

December 28, 2012

Police: Drug suspect denies selling pot near school

Elaine Warner
The Edmond Sun

Fredricksburg, Texas — An Oklahoma City teen denied he was selling marijuana near an Edmond middle school and UCO, according to a police incident report stated.

Shortly after midnight on Dec. 23, Edmond Police Officer Page Hussey was on patrol near the Ayers-Boulevard intersection when he saw a Mercedes-Benz make an improper left turn and continue south on Boulevard, according to the report filed by Hussey.

After stopping the car, Hussey was speaking to the driver when he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside, the officer stated. A passenger who was not arrested said they had all been smoking marijuana at a friend’s apartment near the University of Central Oklahoma, the report stated.

The driver said there was no marijuana, but he did have a smoking pipe in the center console, Hussey stated.

When speaking with the other passenger, Hussey could smell the strong odor of marijuana on his clothes, the officer stated. When the officer asked him if there was anything illegal in the car, he said he had some marijuana in his backpack, the report stated.

During a probable cause search of the car, Hussey found the smoking pipe, the report stated. In the backpack, he found marijuana that field tested presumptive positive for marijuana, a digital scale, a plastic baggy containing rolling papers and a cigarette roller, a blue lid containing several clear plastic baggies, a marijuana grinder with residue in it, a white bowl containing marijuana residue, a second glass mason jar containing marijuana residue and a clear baggy containing marijuana stems, the report stated.

Hussey stated that he arrested Jerry Van Lu, 18, of Oklahoma City, on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school — the arrest was made near Russell Dougherty Elementary and the University of Central Oklahoma campus — and possession of drug paraphernalia. Initial criminal probable cause paperwork has been filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

At the station, Lu denied owning both the backpack and the drug-selling items, saying he was not using them to sell marijuana, Hussey stated. The marijuana was sent to the OSBI for testing.

Sean Richard Mulcahy, 18, of Oklahoma City, was also arrested on a possession of drug paraphernalia complaint, the report stated. Initial paperwork had not yet been filed against Mulcahy.

Both suspects posted bond and were released from the city jail.