Alva Review-Courier -

Drug buys, traffic stop result in drug arrest

• Two others arrested on information provided

 

November 13, 2016



An Alva man was arrested for felony drug possession and intent to distribute after being stopped for failing to signal a turn. Jordan Lynn Flynt, 20, of Alva has been charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school and minor.

In a separate felony case, Flynt was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) (mushrooms, psilocybin) with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and two counts of possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school and minor. These charges were a result of alleged drug buys by a confidential informant.

Each of the crimes is punishable by imprisonment for four years to life or a fine of up to $40,000, or both. Flynt’s bond was set at $10,000 on each of the four charges or $40,000 total. He posted a 15 percent liability bond totaling $6,000, and his next appearance in court is set for Dec. 13.

Alva Police Officer John Caviness worked with a confidential informant (CI) to set up a drug buy from Flynt on Oct. 7, 2016. The meeting was set up at a residence in the 1400 block of Young St. in Alva which is 501 feet from property owned by the Alva School District and 409 feet from property owned by Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).

Officer Caviness observed the meeting at the residence and monitored audio of the meeting. The CI turned over to the officer some psilocybin mushroom pills and a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

On Nov. 3 Caviness again worked with a CI who set up a meeting with Flynt at the Normandy apartment complex in the 1100 block of College Blvd. In monitoring the conversation, Caviness heard the CI agreeing to to exchange currency for marijuana. The Normandy Apartments are 105 feet east of the campus of NWOSU.

Caviness had previously asked Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale for assistance. Caviness watched Flynt return to his vehicle and leave the apartment complex. He contacted Dale with the suspect vehicle information. Caviness then followed Flynt’s vehicle.

Dale conducted a traffic stop about 4 p.m. in the alley between High Street and Olive Street in the 1100 block of College Blvd. after observing that Flynt failed to use a turn signal as the vehicle turned west on Olive.

When Undersheriff Dale made contact with Flynt, the driver, he observed that Flynt was extremely nervous and visibly shaking. Dale stated that he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Dale asked Flynt to stand in front of his patrol vehicle while he checked his driver’s license. Dale heard Officer Caviness ask Flynt if he could search his vehicle, and he heard Flynt answer yes. He also heard Flynt tell Caviness that he had some marijuana in the backseat.

A search of the vehicle revealed a Nike bag containing approximately 1.01 ounces of marijuana and a Fast Weigh brand digital scale. Caviness also located $50 in the front seat area in a cup holder. The currency was consistent with the two $20 and two $5 bills Caviness had photocopied and provided to the CI for the controlled drug buy.

Dale placed Flynt in the front seat of his vehicle and read him his Miranda Rights which he waived. In the interview that followed, Flynt admitted to asking people in Alva if they wanted to purchase marijuana from him. He also admitted to purchasing marijuana on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University earlier that day. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Woods County Jail.

At the jail, Flynt signed a consent form to search his cellular phone. On the phone were several text messages detailing illegal narcotics activity including amounts being sold and dates and times to meet people. Multiple videos were located showing Flynt using and consuming marijuana and showing him in possession of various amounts of marijuana. The videos also showed Flynt in possession of large sums of cash.

Flynt stated that in the past he had obtained marijuana from Colorado and he could be seen in videos in possession of what appeared to be high grade marijuana packaged in Colorado.

Flynt wrote out a statement about a incident. In the first paragraph, his written statement said, “To whom it my concern: I would like to apologize for my past and recent actions. I am an everyday good college kid that was just looking for a little extra side money.”

Arrests on University Campus

In questioning, Undersheriff Keith Dale was told by Flynt that he had purchased marijuana from JT Deon Miles inside his dorm room at Ament Hall on the NWOSU campus. Flynt agreed to take Dale to Miles. They went to the campus where Flynt led him to the dorm room.

While standing outside, Dale could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the room. Woods County Deputy Chase Bouziden knocked on the room without receiving an answer, but Bouziden said he believed he could hear someone inside the room.

The officers requested assistance from NWOSU Campus Police Officer Gavin Shields who said Miles and Dashawn Deante Marquis Craft resided in the room. Dale asked Alva Police Officer William Shahan and Officer Shields to try to locate Miles and Craft at the football stadium as they reported to be football players. Shahan later reported that Miles was no longer a football player but he was accompanying Craft back to the room.

While they waited for Shahan to return with Craft, Alva Police Officer John Caviness and his K-9 partner Jett arrived. Caviness deployed Jett on several rooms in Ament Hall, and the K-9 alerted on the room where Miles and Craft resided.

NWOSU Campus Police Chief Joel Johnson arrived and fearing destruction of evidence by possible occupants, he unlocked and opened the dorm room. He found no one inside.

When Craft arrived, Dale explained that his roommate was suspected of distributing marijuana from their dorm room and that he could smell the odor of marijuana from the room. Craft consented to a search of the room.

Dale later contacted Miles by phone and asked him to come back to his dorm room. He told him he was not under arrest and could leave at any time. He told Miles he knew he had sold marijuana to Flynt earlier in the day. Dale said Miles acknowledged that he had done so, saying he sold one ounce of marijuana for $280. However later in the conversation he allegedly said he sold the marijuana for $200 and had the money in his pocket.

Dale retrieved the money from Miles and was also given permission by him to search the dorm room.

A search of the dorm room revealed:

• A smoked ham meat container of coffee ground and three baggies of marijuana weighing approximately .08 oz., .14 oz. and .12 oz.

• A backpack containing a large plastic air-tight jar with dryer sheets and five baggies of marijuana weighing approximately .22 oz., .40 oz., 1.05 oz., .20 oz. and .27 oz. plus a box of sandwich baggies.

• A US-Sonic digital scale with marijuana on it.

• A pill bottle with the label removed containing 11 white pills in various shapes and sizes.

Craft and Miles were placed under arrest and taken to the Woods County Jail. At the jail, Dale walked by Miles who handed him a tissue containing marijuana that he said he had in his sock.

Dashawn Deante Marquis Craft, 21, of Alva was charged with a felony of possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. His bond was set at $10,000 and he posted 15 percent.

JT Deon Miles, 23, of Alva has been charged with distribution of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school and minor and possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school. His bond was set at $10,000 per count or a total of $20,000.

 

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