By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 66-year-old Stillwater man, who had been scheduled to have a jury trial on July 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trafficking methamphetamine at his trailer in the 2300 block of S. Walnut Street.
Larry Wayne Davis, who previously lived in Cushing, did not have an agreement with the prosecution regarding his penalty, court records show.
Davis remains free on $25,000 bail; he was ordered to return to court on Sept. 7 for sentencing in the case punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
His wife, Bella H. Torrez, 35, was arrested with him at 3:16 pm on July 17, 2019, when a search warrant was served at their residence, court records show.
The case against Torrez, originally filed as methamphetamine trafficking and later reduced to possession with intent to distribute, was dropped six months ago after she completed the Payne County Drug Court program, court records show.
When their home was searched on a warrant, 23.8 grams of methamphetamine was found in a bedroom in 3.5 gram “eight-ball” packages and one-gram packages, Stillwater Police Officer Josh Carson wrote in an affidavit.
“These are common weights sold by methamphetamine dealers to their customers. I also located a working set of digital scales with residue on them along with a new package of 2×2 zip top baggies. It was obvious the illegal drugs were being packaged for sale,” the Stillwater officer wrote in his affidavit.
The next day, when Davis was taken into the jail interview room, “Larry told me he buys a half-ounce of methamphetamine around the first of the month. Larry said he uses meth and also sells meth to whoever comes over to make extra money,” the Stillwater officer wrote in his affidavit.
When his wife was detained, “During the search of Bella’s person, a sequin cigarette case was located,” that had a baggy containing about one gram of methamphetamine, the affidavit alleged.