(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins man — who was arrested following a tip from Emergency Management Director Travis Majors — has been ordered to appear in court this afternoon on charges of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Perkins.
Jeremy David Hodnett, 32, could be incarcerated for five years to 21 years and fined $11,000 if convicted of the two-count charge, court records show. He remains free on $5,000 bail.
Perkins Police Investigator Charles Danker was walking into the police station when he was approached by the emergency management director regarding a car occupied by four individuals “acting suspicious at the On Cue located at N. Main Street and Kenworthy Street,” shortly before 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, an affidavit said.
“Travis stated that a female was standing at the driver’s window talking to the driver, and when she looked at him walking across the parking lot, he stated that the female looked at him several times and looked down at the driver acting very nervous,” the investigator wrote in his affidavit.
The vehicle, which had writing all over the back windshield obstructing the driver’s view, was spotted turning north onto N. Main Street, the affidavit said.
“As I attempted to catch up to the vehicle northbound on N. Main Street, the vehicle quickly pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot located at State Highway 33 and N. Main Street,” the investigator wrote in his affidavit.
“The vehicle pulled into a parking space and the driver jumped out of the vehicle,” the affidavit said.
Asked if he had anything illegal on himself, the driver said no, the affidavit said.
When the investigator asked for consent to search the vehicle, the driver said it belonged to his girlfriend in the back seat on the driver’s side, the affidavit said.
Asked if she had anything illegal on herself, she said no, but declined to have her vehicle searched, the affidavit said.
When Hodnett, who had been in the back seat on the passenger side, was searched, the investigator felt something like pencils, the affidavit alleged.
“I asked Jeremy what was in his pocket and he began twisting away from me and stated I should be careful because there are needles in his pocket. I asked if he was a diabetic and he stated yes,” the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
“When patting Jeremy’s left front pocket, I could smell a strong odor associated with marijuana coming from his pocket,” the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
“Jeremy reached into the pocket to remove the cigarette pack and began fumbling with the pack in his pocket. I pulled Jeremy’s hand out of his pocket and observed a marijuana smoking pipe in his palm and he was attempting to conceal the pipe in his coat sleeve,” the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
“I began searching Jeremy’s person — removing a bag from his right cargo pocket that contained multiple syringes, a spoon with a liquid and cotton ball on it, and a straw with a white residue in it. I also located a clear sandwich baggy that had the words, blue dream, written on it that smelled of marijuana,” the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
When the investigator asked a female juvenile passenger if she had anything illegal on her, she said no, the affidavit said.
After the investigator again requested that the car owner allow him to search the vehicle, she said he could “because she didn’t want that stuff in her car,” the affidavit alleged.
“During a search of the vehicle, I located an additional straw and a small baggy containing a white substance,” on the back passenger side where Hodnett had been sitting, the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
The investigator alleged that the substance in the pipe field-tested positive for marijuana, and the substance on the spoon with the cotton ball field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.
When Hodnett was asked by the investigator “why there was a clear sandwich baggy that had blue dream written on it that smelled of marijuana, but there was no marijuana that was located in his pocket, Jeremy stated that marijuana was expensive for him and he had no money – so what was in the baggy is what he put in the bowl to smoke,” the affidavit alleged.
Hodnett said that the occupants of the car “are all good kids and all the stuff I located belonged to him,” the investigator alleged in his affidavit.
After Hodnett was arrested, the other three occupants of the car were released, the affidavit said.