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September 13, 2013

Police: Cotton swab leads to drug-related arrest

EDMOND — A cotton swab and shirtless man sitting in a Chevy Cavalier in an Edmond construction area led to an arrest on drug-related complaints, an officer reported.

At about 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Police Officer Joe Rice observed the car in the construction site at 4500 E. Covell Road, according to the incident report filed by Rice.

Rice asked the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle what he was doing and he asked the officer if he knew where a gas station was located, the report stated. The driver said his vehicle was overheating.

While they spoke, he noticed the driver was only wearing shorts and a cotton swab was sitting on his lap, Rice stated. Through training and experience, he knew that such swabs are used with syringes and illegal drugs, Rice stated in his report.

Rice also spotted a an open box blade in the front passenger seat along with a large hammer; due to what he observed he believed criminal activity was afoot, the report stated.

He drew his weapon and ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle, Rice stated. After detaining him, Rice deployed his narcotics dog Alex, who conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle, the report stated.

Alex worked around the vehicle toward the driver’s seat, and the dog’s tail began to swing rapidly and his body posture stiffened, Rice stated. Alex gave a final positive alert by sitting and staring at the driver’s door, Rice stated.

Rice conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a spoon containing a liquid substance, a small piece of a cotton swab, a zipper container containing a white crystal substance that the officer believed to be meth and two used syringes, a small snorting straw, several alcohol pads and another container with a marijuana “roach” and a marijuana pipe, the report stated. In the trunk, several used syringes were found in another zipper bag, the report stated.

Jesse Duand Cannon, 29, of Guthrie, was arrested on a felony possession of meth complaint and on a possession of drug paraphernalia-state misdemeanor compliant, Rice stated.

At the station, the white crystal substance field tested positive for meth and it was sent to the OSBI for further tests, Rice stated.  

After being Mirandized, the suspect agreed to talk with Rice and said the meth belonged to him, the report stated. The suspect said he “shot up” two days ago, that the other items belonged to him and that he self-medicates with meth and marijuana, the report stated.

Criminal probable cause paperwork has been filed against Cannon in Oklahoma County District Court, according to court records.

In September 2011, Cannon plead guilty to felony possession of stolen property charges, and in April 2011, he plead guilty to felony making a false declaration of ownership to a pawnbroker charges. Both were Edmond cases. He also faces a misdemeanor larceny from a retailer charge filed in June, also an Edmond case. He has entered a plea of not guilty in that matter.

On Thursday, Cannon posted $3,500 bond, according to jail records. Oklahoma City attorney John Kline, who represented Cannon in one of the earlier cases, said he has not been approached by him regarding this incident. | 341-2121, ext. 108

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