Limo driver, second driver arrested in drug case
Ponca City Now - March 3, 2015 5:05 pm
The Special Projects Unit of the Ponca City Police Department initiated a traffic stop about 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of North 14th Street.
A white limousine driven by 29-year-old Jamel Ray McBride was searched and then towed from the scene. A second vehicle was pulled over simultaneously and in close proximity. It was driven by 22-year-old Stephanie Dawn Pulliam. That vehicle was searched and towed as well, police spokeswoman Sherry Bowers said.
McBride was driving under suspension. After the traffic stops, the Ponca City Police K9 alerted officers to the presence of illegal drugs in both vehicles.
Marijuana, methamphetamines and cash believed to be drug proceeds were found in McBride’s clothing. After a search of the limo, a .22 caliber revolver was found, along with three more bags of methamphetamine, packaging materials and a set of digital scales.
Just over 39 grams of methamphetamine and four grams of marijuana were seized along with the firearm and $800 in cash.
McBride is being held on complaints of trafficking methamphetamine after a former conviction; possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony after a former conviction; being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana after a former conviction; possession of drug money proceeds and driving under suspension.
Pulliam was arrested on a complaint of possession of marijuana.