Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

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Canine alerted on vehicle

NAME: Jeremiah Rabon Meadows

AGE: 34


CHARGES: Possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while the privilege is revoked

DETAILS: Deputy Shannon Bradford and Deputy Kevin Young were on duty shortly before 2 a.m. Dec. 11, waiting for traffic to clear so they could turn out of Osage Casino parking onto a Tulsa city street. While waiting, the deputies observed a silver, four-door car approach from the east and make an unsignaled turn. Bradford performed a traffic stop on the vehicle that turned without signaling. Bradford asked to see the motorist’s driver’s license, and the motorist produced an Oklahoma ID rather than a driver’s license. While Bradford was doing a records and warrants check on the motorist, identified as Jeremiah Meadows, Deputy Young and his canine partner, Roy, had a look at the silver Mitsubishi that had been stopped. Young told Bradford that Roy had “made an alert on the vehicle.” Bradford’s records check showed that Meadows did not have a valid driver’s license. Additionally, a search of the vehicle, based on Roy’s alert, turned up an orange-and-gray backback in the trunk that contained a silver-and-black handgun, a small baggie that contained three clear plastic pill capsules with a crystal substance, a small set of digital scales, a glass smoking pipe, a metal smoking pipe and a Fentanyl patch. Further research on the suspect showed Meadows reportedly had two previous felony convictions, according to an affidavit by Bradford. Meadows’ case is scheduled for a status conference Dec. 20.

High beams, expired tag

NAME: Timothy Michael Dubose

AGE: 51


CHARGE: Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs

DETAILS: A little after 11 p.m. Dec. 10, state Trooper Justin Garrison was on patrol on 36th Street North near Osage Drive when he observed a tan Chevrolet pickup leaving the casino with its high-beam headlights activated. The driver of the truck failed to dim the lights when meeting other vehicles, Garrison noted. He also observed the truck to have what appeared to be an expired license plate. The trooper activated his emergency lights and attempted to perform a traffic stop. The truck initially failed to yield, but eventually pulled over in a parking lot along 36th Street North. The driver of the truck exited his vehicle upon stopping and appeared to be unsteady on his feet, Garrison said in an affidavit. The trooper observed the motorist to have red, watery eyes and dilated pupils. The trooper also observed Dubose to appear drowsy and to have thick, slurred speech. Dubose reportedly admitted having had a shot of vodka earlier but denied having used drugs for the previous two years. The trooper administered standard field sobriety tests to Dubose. Garrison also asked Dubose about taking a blood test, which he reportedly declined to do. The case brought against Dubose is scheduled for a Dec. 20 status conference.

Drugs, a gun and money

NAME: Hugo Rodas

AGE: 23

RESIDENCE: None listed

CHARGES: Bringing contraband into jail, possession of firearms after conviction or during probation, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Deputy Brett Barnett on Dec. 7 was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 60 in the McCord area when he saw a vehicle parked at the Valero station and decided to check on the vehicle, since it was 12:01 a.m. and the station was closed. Barnett noticed that the vehicle left the Valero parking lot and turned onto U.S. Highway 60 without a turn signal being used. Barnett conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Tiffany Marie Bute. He also identified a female front-seat passenger as Alicia Dawn Leclair. A male, backseat passenger was identified as Hugo Rodas. While Barnett was doing records checks, Deputy Grant West arrived with his canine partner, Narc, and allowed the dog to perform a free air sniff search around the stopped vehicle. West said that Narc had given a positive alert. The officers reportedly learned that Rodas had a 9-mm handgun in his waistband. West retrieved the pistol, which had a round in the chamber, according to an affidavit. A further search of Rodas’ person resulted in the discovery of $335 in small bills in his wallet. A search of the back seat area of the stopped vehicle reportedly turned up a glass pipe with a grayish burnt residue, and a bag containing 9-mm ammunition. In the front seat, Barnett found a woman’s purse that contained a Thermos. Inside the Thermos, the officer reportedly found a baggie that contained a “large amount of a white, crystal-like substance.” The officer also reportedly found a clear plastic bag that contained a small amount of suspected marijuana. Additionally, Barnett reportedly found a zip-lock bag containing a large amount of an unknown soft white substance, another zip-lock baggie containing another whitish substance, a small zip-lock bag containing a brown, gummy substance with a smell like that of marijuana, rolling papers and a pill bottle bearing the name of Tiffany Bute. In a search of the front passenger-side area, where Leclair had been sitting, Deputy West found a black, zippered bag that reportedly contained a zip-lock bag that contained a white, crystal-like substance and a plastic bag that contained a large amount of what appeared to be marijuana, along with two glass smoking pipes. During the search of the area where Leclair had been sitting, officers also reportedly discovered a bank card bearing Leclair’s name and $680 in mostly small bills. During booking of suspects, Rodas reportedly said that if there was anything illegal on his person it would be in his pockets. Sheriff’s office personnel reportedly found a bag of suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe in Rodas’ pockets. Asked if there was anything else, he reportedly said, “no.” During a later strip search, a bag containing a white, crystal-like substance reportedly was discovered. The weight of the bag was 5.23 grams. During a records check on Rodas, the sheriff’s office reportedly learned he had previous felony convictions. In connection with this bust, Bute and Leclair were formally charged with numerous misdemeanor counts. Bute, 35, of Ponca City, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of failure to signal on turning. Leclair, 34, of Ponca City, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stolen vehicle, drug contraband

NAME: Alexis Erica Martinez

AGE: 26


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

NAME: Dylan Casey Young

AGE: 20


CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

DETAILS: Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 8, Osage County investigator Kevin Burke made contact with defendants Young and Martinez, who were found to be in possession of a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Both suspects reportedly made statements after having been read their rights. Both said Young had purchased the car from a guy in Tulsa, and that Young knew it was stolen when he bought it. Young also reportedly admitted to owning contraband items inside the vehicle. Investigator Burke said in an affidavit that he found digital scales and zip-lock baggies inside the vehicle, including two baggies that contained what was suspected to be heroin. A device used for smoking marijuana was also located.


‘Screaming and yelling for Trump’

NAME: Tara Leann Lamb

AGE: 41


CHARGE: Public intoxication

DETAILS: Skiatook police officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of South Hominy. The incident involved a female suspect who was described at one point as standing in a driveway in handcuffs and “screaming and yelling for Trump to help her.” The suspect, identified as Tara Leann Lamb, was also described in an affidavit as saying she had a right to be there and “asking for Homeland Security satellites to help her.” The resident at the location where the conversation was going on told police that Lamb was not welcome there. According to an affidavit, Lamb, “kept talking about the government taking everything from everyone.” “She kept saying things about Donald Trump needing to do a search warrant on everyone,” the affidavit continued. Lamb pleaded guilty in Osage County District Court to a charge of public intoxication, according to a court record.

‘Rubbing alcohol for my piercings’

NAME: Darla Catherine Grinstead

AGE: 36


CHARGE: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance

DETAILS: Pawhuska police officer Tammi Batman was on patrol near the intersection of Eighth and Woodward (the area of the Skate Park) when she observed a gold-colored Buick parked at the Skate Park with the trunk open. Batman also noticed three women in the vehicle, smoking. Batman noted that the Skate Park is a posted smoke-free zone. The officer conducted a records check on the three women and noted that she could smell “a strong odor of burned marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.” During contact with the defendant, the officer reportedly located some dollar bills that “had a green leafy substance” that the officer identified as marijuana. The officer also reportedly located a prescription bottle, inside which was a clear liquid that the defendant said was “rubbing alcohol for my piercings.” The liquid was to be sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for testing, according to an affidavit. The next court date in this case is listed as March 1.