Drug arrests made in Tonkawa

Ponca City Now - February 23, 2015 9:37 am

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

Six residential narcotics search warrants were served and multiple individuals were arrested in Tonkawa this weekend.

The Tonkawa Police Department was assisted by the Fort Oakland Police Department, Ponca City Police Department’s Special Projects Unit, the Kay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kay County District Attorney Drug Task Force 8.

Tonkawa Police Chief John Whitham said Monday morning at least five people were arrested. The search warrants were served at:

  • 210 North Summit
  • 915 North 7th
  • 215 North 2nd
  • 101 North 3rd
  • 205 North 4th
  • 216 South 5th

Multiple charges are being filed with the Kay County District Attorney’s Office. Some of the charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
  • Possession of methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a park, school or daycare
  • Possession of marijuana within 2,000 feet of a park, school or daycare
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of illegal prescription narcotics
  • Conspiracy
  • Child endangerment
  • Maintaining a disorderly house were drugs are kept or sold.

The investigation into the locations will continue as information is received and processed. Arrest warrants are being processed for individuals who frequent at the locations and who were associated with the illegal activities, but were not present when the search warrants were executed, Witham said.

"They are all going to be very apprehensive right now about what our next move is and they may lay low for a while," Whitham said. "These things usually cycle. There were a couple of individuals who had been a problem for some time and we are trying to weed them out."

Anyone with information may contact the Tonkawa Police Department at the following:

[email protected]

Facebook – Tonkawa PD

Twitter – TonkawaPD

Call 580-628-2516

or text to:


This story will be updated as events unfold.


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