Pawhuska police seize 499 grams of suspected meth

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska Police Department made a traffic stop Wednesday, Feb. 16 that led to the seizure of 499 grams of suspected methamphetamine, according to a news release by Chief Lorrie Hennesy.

The traffic stop was based on a defective tail light. When the driver of the vehicle was found to have a suspended license, an inventory of the contents of the vehicle was performed prior to it being impounded. That led to the discovery of a large quantity of a white, crystalline substance that reportedly tested positive as meth.

The total weight of the substance was 499 grams. That's more than a pound of methamphetamine.

Hennesy said the suspects in the case were passing through Pawhuska -- that they were not local residents. The case has been referred to the office of Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher.