Four Pounds Of Marijuana Found During Okmulgee County Traffic Stop

Friday, June 10th 2016, 1:42 pm
By: News On 6

Okmulgee County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Thursday after stopping a vehicle on Interstate-40 and finding four pounds of marijuana hidden in the couple's luggage. 

The sheriff's office says Chantal Beckett and Seqnrigue James had consented to a search of their vehicle.  Deputies said the marijuana is believed to have a street value of $16,000.

Both Beckett and James were booked into jail on a complaint of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Thursday's arrests follows a June 5 incident on the same stretch of  I-40 in which two men were accused of tossing 20 pounds of marijuana from a car during a police chase into McIntosh County.

The two, Bronislaw Cutter and Cinque Gadson drove off when a deputy tried to stop their vehicle.  

Deputies recovered the marijuana which they said had a street value of $60,000 and booked both Arizona men into the Okmulgee County jail.