By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A young couple accused of having $5,000 worth of drugs including ecstasy and Xanax in their bedroom at a rural Perkins house have been jailed pending an April 5 court appearance at which they can seek a preliminary hearing on their felony charges.
Kayin Hunter Mizell, 20, who was arraigned this week by video from the Payne County Jail where he remains held on $75,000 bail, “admitted to selling narcotics for approximately two years,” Stillwater Police Officer Brett Moore alleged in an affidavit.
His girlfriend, Kayetlin Ray, 19, who was also arraigned this week by video from the Payne County Jail where she remains held on $50,000 bail, “admitted to being a middle-man for selling narcotics to people she works with,” Stillwater Police Officer Adam Elliott alleged in an affidavit.
If convicted of aggravated trafficking ecstasy in excess of 250 tablets, trafficking ecstasy in excess of 30 tablets, and possessing cocaine and Xanax with intent to distribute, Mizell and Ray could each be given up to a life prison term plus 27 years and fined up to $700,000, court records show.
The couple came to the attention of the Stillwater Police Department’s Special Projects Unit, which was conducting surveillance on a known drug apartment in the 300 block of E. McElroy on March 12 about 4 pm when a vehicle pulled up, a man left the apartment, got into the vehicle’s backseat, and returned to the apartment, an affidavit alleged.
“The vehicle immediately left the area,” and pulled into a fast-food parking lot while Stillwater Police Officer Brett Moore watched for 20 minutes, but no one got out or came to the car, his affidavit alleged.
“As I was approaching the vehicle, I observed the driver making furtive movements toward the center console area,” where Mizell moved a tray containing marijuana and rolling papers, Moore alleged in his affidavit.
“I tapped on the window and the driver, Kayin Mizell, rolled the window down. Kayin was holding a rolled marijuana blunt in his right hand. I asked Kayin if he had a driver’s license or marijuana card. Kayin stated, ‘I left them both at home,"” Moore alleged in his affidavit.
“While I was speaking to Kayin, Detective Carson informed me he could see a mirror with cocaine residue in the backseat,” Moore alleged in his affidavit.
“I observed a black Adidas fanny packing in the backseat floorboard,” which had numerous pre-packaged bags of ecstasy and Xanax,” Moore alleged in his affidavit.
After arresting Mizell, “I continued to search the vehicle and found a large plastic baggy containing a white powdery substance I believe to be cocaine in the driver’s door. In Kayin’s wallet, I located folded aluminum foil,” containing 10 hits of LSD, Moore alleged in his affidavit. “Additional cocaine was located inside the vehicle, as well as working digital scales,” the affidavit alleged.
Stillwater Police Officer Elliott searched the area where Mizell’s girlfriend had been seated in the car’s front seat, his affidavit said.
“Her wallet was found in the map pocket of the door. Upon searching the wallet, I located a clear baggy containing approximately 1.3 grams of cocaine and a one-dollar bill rolled up with cocaine residue inside,” Elliott alleged in his affidavit. “I heard Ray tell Detective Carson that she uses cocaine while at work due to working long hours,” Elliott alleged in his affidavit.
After a search warrant was obtained for the couple’s rural residence where they stayed upstairs, Stillwater Police Officer Josh Carson alleged in an affidavit, “I observed Xanax tablets and ecstasy tablets in plain view,” on the dresser and bed.
“Upon a search of the room, 137 per-packaged ecstasy tablets were located along with approximately 250 Xanax tablets,” worth a total of about $5,000, Carson alleged in his affidavit.