By:  Patti Weaver


(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing woman with a history of drug arrests remains jailed today on $30,000 bail on a felony charge of possessing oxycodone with intent to distribute, along with misdemeanor counts of having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia described as digital scales and numerous baggies for packaging, all on Friday in Cushing.

Chelsea Bell, 32, has been scheduled for arraignment Tuesday on the three-count charge. If convicted of the felony oxycodone count, Bell could be incarcerated for five years to life and fined $100,000. If convicted of her misdemeanor drug counts, Bell could be jailed for two years and fined $2,000.

A month before her latest arrest, Bell was freed on $5,000 bail on a misdemeanor charge of passing a forged $750 check on Dec. 19, 2018, to RCB Bank in Cushing, for which she could be given a one-year jail term and $1,000 fine if convicted. Bell has been scheduled to appear before a judge in that case on June 10.

According to court records, 14 months ago, Bell was charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing the drugs marijuana, methamphetamine and oxycodone on Feb. 1, 2018, in Cushing, for which she was given a 15-day jail term and ordered to pay $700 in assessments along with the cost of her incarceration.

Six years ago, Bell was charged with possessing a drug in the presence of a minor, as well as having drug paraphernalia, to which she pleaded guilty. Five years ago, Bell was placed on five years’ probation under a deferred sentence with an order to serve four days in jail and pay $700 in assessments, as well as the cost of her incarceration.

In that 2013 case, Bell was also ordered to have a substance abuse evaluation, perform any recommended follow-up, undergo random drug tests, follow all treatment recommendations in a background report and do 50 hours of community service.

But last year, Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler ruled that she had violated the terms of her probation and scheduled her felony sentencing for April 16 of this year, court records show. According to a prosecution’s motion, Bell had tested between 2014 and 2016 positive for drugs including THC, amphetamines, oxycodone, opiates and methamphetamine, court records show.