Police find drugs, paraphernalia in hidden compartments

Ponca City Now - April 16, 2015 2:47 pm

It has been another busy week for the Ponca City Police Department and the Special Projects Unit.

Police spokeswoman Sherry Bowers said a total of four searches have been executed, resulting in the arrests of nine people, all facing drug charges. A request for a drug charge warrant on a 10th subject is pending.

About 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tracy Denise Koeppen 49, Thomas Bryson Ingram 38, Randy Joe House, 39, and Tonya Renee McClure, 57, were arrested at a residence at 1123 South Eighth Street. All four gave that address as their home address during the booking process.

House was charged with being in possession of drug equipment. The remaining three were charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug equipment. Koeppen was arrested earlier this month on driving infractions along with drug charges. Ingram has a lengthy driving record involving alcohol use. House has a record of burglaries, larcenies, domestic assaults and drug charges dating back to 2001.

Just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, officers served a search warrant at 327 South Palm Street, a residence shared by a pair that were arrested.

Stacy Kaylynn Muegge, 24, and Darvin R Green, 47, were arrested and both face charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and use of surveillance equipment in the commission of a felony. Muegge was arrested in January 2010 on drug charges.

At 12:14 a.m. today, a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of digital scales, a smoking pipe, $171 in cash, and methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $1,300. Kristin Denise O’Neal, 40, who gave an address out of El Reno, Okla., along with 59-year-old Phyllis Marie Payton of Minco, were arrested. Both are charged with possession of methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school and possession of drug equipment.

The methamphetamine was concealed in a plastic water bottle with a hidden storage container. The scales and a smoking pipe were concealed in a household cleaner container with a false bottom. The 1999 Buick they were traveling in was seized.

A search warrant at a motel room in the 200 block of South 14th led to the arrest of Shain Michael Kinney, age 30, at approximately 9:15 a.m. today. During the booking process, he gave a home address in Oklahoma City. Kinney faces charges of possession of drug proceeds, two counts of an assault on an officer and destruction of evidence. Officers seized $1,197 in cash. Kinney was last arrested by Ponca City Police in May of 2014, also for drug charges. Records indicate he spent only one night in the motel.

“Ponca City’s K-9 Officer Blitz is a valuable tool for our department” said Assistant Police Chief Anthony Rogers. “He was used in all of the searches this week.”


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