Blackwell couple charged with drug offenses

Ponca City Now - March 18, 2015 1:01 pm

Daniel Loyd Dapron, 33, was arrested Tuesday at 5:24 p.m. in the 800 block of West Blackwell Avenue by the Blackwell Police Department.

According to an affidavit filed by Sgt. John W. Mitchell, Dapron was arrested for the offense of endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a park after a former conviction of a felony; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana and methamphetamine; possession of an imitation controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute after a former conviction of a felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tanya Lynn Dapron also was arrested for the offenses of endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a park after a former conviction of a felony, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana and methamphetamine, possession of imitation controlled dangerous substances with intent to distribute after a former conviction of a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detective Jay Brewer and Mitchell went Dapron’s apartment. Tonya Dapron answered the door and allowed the officers to enter the apartment.

Mitchell asked Daniel Dapron led officers to the kitchen, where he retrieved a homemade pipe which contained marijuana residue.

When questioned further about other items in the house, Daniel Dapron retrieved a backpack from the closet in the living room and he said it contained syringes. He disclosed that there was a box in a bag in the same closet that he was holding for someone but he did not know what it contained.

Mitchell found numerous syringes, clear plastic baggies with white residue and a glass methamphetamine pipe.

The box contained a gallon sized zip lock bag which contained a thick, gooey blue substance and smelt of chemicals. A red plastic bag in the box contained what appeared to be charcoal. When Mitchell moved the zipper bag, he said, his eyes, as well as the eyes of an officer next to him began to burn and water. Research indicated that it was called “Easter Bunny Meth” a compound of chemicals that mimics the effects of meth when injected or smoked and is often sold as methamphetamine. Daniel Dapron stated that it was gun bluing and charcoal. He stated that it was toxic.

Consultation with other officers and further research revealed that these ingredients are used in an attempt to manufacture a synthetic substance similar to methamphetamine.

The apartment was evacuated and the defendants were detained.

Mitchell received a telephonic search warrant from Judge Lee Turner authorizing a search of the residence. During a search of the residence, three glass meth pipes with white residue, numerous clear plastic baggies with white residue, numerous syringes and two medium sized clear plastic zipper baggies containing a blue crystalline substance were found. Also found were a spoon with white residue and plastic bottle containing crystals believed to be used in the manufacturing process.

The syringes were photographed and destroyed, Mitchell said. A later presumptive field test of the white residue in one of the baggies showed positive for methamphetamine.

Deputy Sean Grigsba and Investigator with the Kay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and packaged the manufacturing materials.

The defendants were booked into the Blackwell Municipal Jail.

 

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