(Stillwater) — A Cushing man who is currently on probation was charged Wednesday with stealing morphine pills from a Cushing couple’s house, possessing marijuana as a second offense and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Brandon James McQuillen, 21, was arraigned Wednesday on his latest charges and released on personal recognizance bond by Special District Judge Phillip Corley, who ordered him to return to court Feb. 4 with an attorney.

If convicted of the three-count charge, McQuillen could receive as much as 16 years’ incarceration and an $11,000 fine, according to court documents filed by Payne County Assistant District Attorney Tom Lee.

In 2006, McQuillen was charged with James Mitchell Hatch, 22, of Cushing, with concealing a Kicker speaker and amp that had been stolen from a Cushing man, court records show.

Hatch pleaded guilty first and received a two-year deferred sentence last March from then-Associate District Judge Robert Murphy Jr., who ordered him to perform 150 hours of community service and complete a mental health evaluation, as well as any recommended follow-up.

At the time that Hatch was given probation, the District Attorney’s Office said it could not find the victim for restitution, court records show.

Five months later when McQuillen received a two-year deferred sentence last August from District Judge Donald Worthington, following his guilty plea to concealing the stolen speaker and amp, McQuillen was ordered to pay $1,000 restitution with Hatch and perform 50 hours of community service within six months, court records show.

In another case, McQuillen also pleaded guilty last August to a reduced misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering a Cushing house in 2007, for which he was given a two-year deferred sentence, a $100 fine and an order to pay $365 restitution, court records show.

The previous year, McQuillen was charged with misdemeanor drug possession, for which he was given a one-year deferred sentence in 2006, court records show.

A defendant who receives a deferred sentence does not have a criminal record of the offense if he successfully completes probation.

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