Several Cowley County residents were arrested Saturday, and roughly two pounds of marijuana were seized, following a traffic stop in Pawhuska, Okla.
Around 6:10 p.m., Pawhuska Police stopped a silver Toyota at the intersection of Highway 99 and Prue. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of five people.
25-year-old Chelsey N. Seabolt, Tommie A. Keene, 20, Brennan M. Boyd, 25, Dalton A. Smith, 22, all of Winfield, and 21-year-old Stevee Gordon, Pawhuska, were arrested. They were booked into the Osage County Jail.
The suspects first caught the attention of law enforcement because one of the vehicle’s fog lamps was not operational. An officer could also see that one of the occupants was sitting on the lap of another person in the rear of the vehicle.
Boyd was said to be the driver.
The officer approached the vehicle and saw that Keene had her two-year-old child with her, according to an affidavit filed in connection with the incident. An odor of pot was also detected and the people in the vehicle were asked to step away so a search could be conducted.
Investigators recovered a large amount of leafy green substance that field-tested positive as pot. A weekly pill container was found to contain three oxycodone pills and 15 acetaminophen-oxycodone pills.
Several plastic baggies, digital scales and roughly $2,000 in cash were also seized.
Keene, Seabolt, Smith and Gordon were booked on charges of child endangerment, possession of controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance.
Boyd faces similar charges and an additional charge for not having a valid driver’s license.