By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing woman accused of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute on the day after Memorial Day has been ordered to appear in court on Aug. 6 on a two-count charge including possessing drug paraphernalia.

Brianne Murrell Brown, 25, who had been released earlier on $1,000 bond, was originally charged with drug possession as a misdemeanor, which was dismissed by the prosecution and re-filed as a felony last week.

If convicted of her felony methamphetamine charge, Brown could be given a sentence from five years to life in prison and fined $100,000, court records show. If convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia, Brown could be given a one-year jail term and a $1,000 fine.

Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sloan was patrolling in Cushing on the day after Memorial Day when he saw a dark blue Chevrolet Impala traveling north on N. Little Street, which he recognized as possibly the same one that Timothy Aubert, 20, of Cushing, was driving three weeks earlier that attempted to elude him, his affidavit alleged.

“I further knew Aubert had a confirmed Payne County warrant for attempting to elude,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

After the vehicle turned west on Pecan Street, the deputy saw it on the east side of Steele in the ditch with steam coming from the front of the vehicle, his affidavit alleged.

Brown was in the front passenger seat with the door open, while a man was in the back passenger seat with the door open, the affidavit alleged. That man was not charged in the incident, court records show.

Asked who was driving when the car crashed, Brown and the man said they did not know, the affidavit said. The front of the Impala was damaged and a Ford pickup on the west side of Steele Street had damage to the rear bumper, the affidavit said. “I observed several people in the front yard of the residence where the truck was parked,” who then told him that the Impala struck the truck, the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

When Brown opened the glove box of the Impala, the deputy saw a box of ammunition, the affidavit alleged.

“Brown informed me everything in the vehicle was hers,” including digital scales in the man’s pocket, the affidavit alleged.

In a back pack in the area where the man was sitting, the deputy found six baggies with white residue, a syringe with liquid residue, and a wallet containing identification for the man, who admitted he knew the baggies and syringe were in the back pack, the affidavit alleged.

In the driver’s seat was a wallet containing a social security card and a Kansas driver’s license for Aubert, the affidavit alleged. A black and silver case in the floorboard had multiple glass smoking devices with residue and multiple new zip lock baggies, the affidavit alleged.

“I further observed a Qualo ring bag” containing eight zip lock baggies with a brown crystal substance, one of which later tested positive for methamphetamine,, the deputy alleged in his affidavit. “I further located a set of black and silver digital scales,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“In the Impala, I further located a black case with multiple marijuana smoking devices with burnt residue, and a plastic marijuana grinder. Inside a back pack style purse, I located an identification for Brown and two syringes with liquid residue,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“I located a Mississippi Valley Arms 20 gauge shotgun in the trunk. There were multiple 20 gauge shotgun cartridges in the front passenger floorboard,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“The brown crystal substance, a glass smoking device, the digital scales in (the man’s) pocket and the zip lock baggies in (the man’s) backpack will be sent to OSBI for analysis,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

According to Payne County court records, Aubert had failed to appear in court on May 21 on misdemeanor charges of attempting to elude the deputy on May 7 from Main Street and Harrison to Walnut and Hough in Cushing, possessing the drugs methamphetamine and oxycodone hydrochloride and driving the 2002 Chevrolet Impala at Main and Harrison in Cushing without a valid license.

After a bench warrant was issued for his arrest, Aubert was apprehended on June 25 and jailed on $8,000 bail pending his arraignment in court this afternoon, court records show.