(Stillwater) — A Cushing man has been charged with possessing pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and purchasing in excess of the allowable amount of pseudoephedrine within a 30-day period at various pharmacies in Cushing and Stillwater.

    Victor Manuel Lomboy Celso Jr., 23, is due to appear in court Friday on a charge of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a case stemming from a traffic stop on Highway 177 in May. He was freed on $10,000 bond in that earlier drug case.

    Celso is currently on probation for taking a debit card belonging to a Yale woman, who accidentally left it behind after paying for dinner in 2007 at a Cushing restaurant where Celso was then working, court records show.

    Last year, Celso pleaded guilty to taking the customer’s debit card and was given a two-year deferred sentence with an order to pay $1,185 restitution, perform 40 hours of community service and pay $150 to the victims’ compensation fund, court records show.

    If convicted of all of his drug charges, Celso could be given as much as a life prison term plus 12 years and at least a $50,000 fine, according to documents filed by Payne County First Assistant District Attorney Tom Lee.

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