Purcell Funeral Home Owner Faces Drug Charges


Thursday, February 15th 2007, 9:30 am
By: News On 6


PURCELL, Okla. (AP) -- A funeral home owner in Purcell and five employees now face drug charges following a raid at the funeral home.

Nine felony drug charges were filed against Yoakum-Damet Funeral Home owner Charles Damet including possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute. He's also charged with delivering drugs within 2,000 feet of a school.

Damet and employees Karen Skinner, Robert Parton, Nisha Parker, Beth Adams and Deborah Johnson were arrested Tuesday during the raid.

Police say they found meth, marijuana and prescription drugs inside the funeral home and in living quarters attached to the home.