By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A couple from Muskogee County, who had been staying together in a Guthrie motel, have been jailed on charges of trafficking methamphetamine in Payne County pending their court appearances on Sept. 13 when they can seek a preliminary hearing.

If convicted, Christopher Allen Gile, 41, of Haskell, and Jessica Lauren Windsor, 30, of Muskogee, who were arrested by Payne County Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Nack on Interstate 35 and 56th Street in rural Stillwater, could each be sentenced to a life prison term.

The couple were passengers in a car driven by a woman who was not charged, according to an affidavit by Nack, who said he and other officers were working a drug interdiction detail near I-35 and Mulhall Rd. (56th) during a traffic stop on July 28.

“The male front seat passenger identified himself as Christopher Gile,” who was nervous, irritated and argumentative, the affidavit alleged.

After Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sloan used his K-9 for a free air sniff around the vehicle, it was searched, the affidavit alleged.

A total of about 46.6 grams including packaging weight of methamphetamine was found under the back seat cover where Windsor was sitting and in the car’s trunk, the affidavit alleged.

“While talking to them, they described that they (Jessica and Christopher) had been staying in a motel in Guthrie together,” and the woman just gave them a ride, the affidavit alleged.

Gile said that all the drugs in the car belonged to him, the affidavit alleged.

“Neither of the two disputed with each other the arrest or possession of the meth, but both agreed that (the driver) had nothing to do with this incident other than giving them a ride,” the affidavit alleged.

According to court records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Gile had been released from prison in April of 2020, after serving 14 months of a four-year prison term for possessing a stolen vehicle in Muskogee County that had been taken in Tulsa County. Gile also had served a concurrent prison term after his probation was revoked in 2019 in a 2014 Muskogee County drug manufacturing case.

Windsor had been released from prison in July of 2019 after serving about 11 months of a three-year prison term for possessing methamphetamine in 2016 in Muskogee, state DOC records show.