The Edmond Sun

November 19, 2012

Edmond area traffic stop nets 22 pounds of pot

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Bundles containing 22 pounds of marijuana were seized after an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a traffic stop on Highway 74 near Northwest 150th Street, the agency reports.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Mark Myers said the deputy was taking inventory of a suspect vehicle while impounding the car when he found a duffle bag in the trunk.

Inside the duffle bag the deputy located 19 bundles containing 22 pounds of marijuana, Myers said. Also recovered from inside the vehicle was a loaded Glock-35 pistol, and prescription medication, he said.

Myers said the driver of the vehicle, Carlecas Blackwell, 43, was found to be driving with a revoked license. Blackwell was taken into custody on complaints of possession of a weapon while committing a felony, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, possession of drugs without a valid prescription, driving with a revoked license and failure to maintain insurance.

“There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop,” Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said. “This deputy did an incredible job and got a felon off the streets.”

Myers said Blackwell posted $13,500 bond and was released from the county jail on Sunday.