Traffic Stop Leads To Meth Bust In Wagoner County

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 6:54 pm
By: News On 6

A Wagoner County man is in jail after a traffic stop turned into a meth bust.

Deputies arrested Shawn Walker after a police dog alerted them to drugs in the car on September 16th.

Deputies say they found meth, scales, bags for distribution, and a loaded gun.

They say Walker was stopped initially for driving over the center line, but the deputy suspected Walker was up to more so K9 Officer Edo was brought in.

“They made a couple passes around the vehicle,” said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott.  “Our K9 did indicate on the car that there might be possible narcotics inside the vehicle, so, once we had an indication of an alert that there was narcotics in there, we did execute a search of the vehicle.”

Deputies say they found 10 grams of meth and tools used in distribution.

“We feel like he’s a distributor of Methamphetamine in Wagoner County,” said Elliott.  “He does have prior offenses in other counties for doing the same thing.”

A female passenger and a child were also in the car but were released at the scene.

Deputies arrested Walker on multiple complaints, including driving under the influence, child endangerment, possession with intent to distribute, and others.

Sheriff Elliott wants this arrest to send a message to people living in Wagoner County.

“The message I want everyone to get and understand is we are going to keep the pressure on and, if you choose to sell this poison in our county, I’m going to encourage you to go somewhere outside this county to do it,” said Elliott.  “If you come to Wagoner County, we are going to find you and we are going to arrest you.”

Sheriff Elliott says that Wagoner County doesn’t have a lot of violent crime and his team puts extra focus on getting rid of drugs.