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Alva man sought in drug charges


October 27, 2019

Felony warrants have been issued for an Alva man in connection with two drug-related charges.

John Allen Wood, 23, of Alva, has been charged with distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) including possession with intent to distribute and with violation of state statute via computer.

According to court records, on Oct. 10 about 3:35 p.m. Woods County Deputy Kyle Fuller received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked on an abandoned oilfield location on Harper Road just west of Skyline Drive in Woods County. He arrived in the area and saw a blue Ford passenger car parked on the oilfield location. He saw one person in the driver’s seat.

Fuller stopped and talked to the man, identified as Wood, explaining he’d received a call about his vehicle being parked at that location. Wood said he was parked there to be alone because he and his girlfriend had just broken up. As he spoke with Wood, Fuller states he smelled an odor he believed to be marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He asked Wood to step out of the vehicle, and he complied.

Fuller told Wood he smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle and asked if he had any marijuana. Wood said he did. Fuller asked if he had a medical marijuana card, and he did not.

Wood retrieved a clear plastic bag containing marijuana from inside the vehicle and handed it to Fuller. The deputy said due to probable cause, he would search the rest of the vehicle. Wood said there was a little more marijuana in the car but there were no other illegal drugs.

Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman arrived to assist. During a search of the vehicle, the following items were found and seized: four clear plastic bags containing marijuana, one packet of rolling papers, one open and empty package of cigarillos, one digital scale, two rolled and partially burned cigar papers containing marijuana, $91 cash in close proximity to the marijuana and one cellphone.

While searching the vehicle, Fuller observed a notification come up on the locked screen of the cellphone which indicated Wood received a payment of $30 via a mobile payment service from an individual named AJ.

Fuller informed Wood he was under arrest, took him into custody and advised him of his Miranda right. When asked if the marijuana in the vehicle was for personal use, Wood said it was. Asked why he had multiple bags of marijuana and digital scales in his vehicle, Wood said he goes to Woodward to buy a quantity of marijuana, brings it back to Alva then weighs out the marijuana in even amounts and gives some to a friend.

Fuller asked Wood about the $30 received on his cellphone from AJ. He stated AJ had borrowed his car and was repaying him for gas.

During the investigation, Fuller learned AJ is a student at NWOSU in Alva. He spoke with AJ who said he did send $30 to Wood via the mobile payment app but had a conflicting story about why he paid Wood money.

On Oct. 16, a search warrant was issued in Woods County and executed at the Woods County Sheriff’s Office on a the cellular phone belonging to Wood. During a search of the phone, Fuller found text message conversations between Wood and other individuals where Wood discussed selling marijuana.


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