Teen Found In Grandparents' Home During Wagoner County Drug Search
WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma - A couple is in jail - accused of drug trafficking - after the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office found a large amount of meth and marijuana in their home.
Investigators also found their grandson inside. The Wagoner County sheriff said a 17-year-old came to visit one of his grandparents and had no clue there was meth and marijuana inside.
Investigators found more than 30 grams of meth and more than 40 grams of marijuana inside the Lake Crest area home, packaged in baggies and ready to be sold.
"My investigators tell me that they feel like this is a major source of methamphetamine in this part, geographical part of the county. So, we're all very happy about that," said Sheriff Chris Elliott.
Elliott also said some of the guns found inside were stolen.
Deputies booked Larry Capps, 58, and Wanda Matlock, 54, into the Wagoner County Jail on several felony complaints, including trafficking meth, intending to sell drugs, and having drugs near a minor - which is either Capps or Matlock's grandson.
"He was not aware that the grandparent was trafficking narcotics. He had only been there for one day," Elliott said.
The sheriff said with State Question 780 in effect now, felony arrests - like trafficking meth - are a bigger deal than they used to be.
"We're coming after you. And I think this is a good example of it," he said.
State Question 780 reduces certain drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors, but Elliott said his office won't back down when deputies find someone with illegal drugs.
"We're really gonna go after simple possession just as hard as we did before. We're not gonna turn a blind eye to it just because the penalty is a lot less. We're gonna come find you, we're gonna arrest you," he said.
The sheriff said the teen is at home with his parents.