By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man accused of trafficking methamphetamine and possessing heroin with intent to distribute has been jailed on $100,000 bail pending a May 3 court appearance at which he can seek a preliminary hearing on his felony drug charges.

Anthony Scott Neece, 30, had gotten out of prison two and one-half months before he was arrested during a traffic stop at Lakeview and Jardot at 5:34 pm on March 23, court records show.

“Neece told me he joined the Irish mob when he went to prison. Neece told me he got out of prison on 1-10-21 and is finding it difficult to get a job,” Stillwater Police Officer Josh Carson alleged in an affidavit.

“Neece told me he sells methamphetamine and heroin to make money and the methamphetamine he had in his backpack was going to be sold to cover his lawyer fees,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

Neece, a passenger in a car stopped by Officer Jeremy Rager for an expired license tag, said that a black backpack on the floorboard in the front passenger compartment was his, the affidavit alleged.

“Upon a search of the backpack, a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin, working digital scales, and packaging material were all located,” the affidavit alleged.

“The estimated street value of the drugs seized was approximately $1,500,” the affidavit alleged. A total of 40.7 grams of methamphetamine and 4.5 grams of heroin was found, the affidavit alleged.

If convicted of trafficking methamphetamine, Neece could be imprisoned for 10 years to life and fined $25,000 to $100,000. If convicted of possessing heroin with intent to distribute, Neece could be given up to a seven-year prison term and a $100,000 fine.

According to court records and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Neece was previously convicted of:

* drug possession in Stroud in 2012 for which he was originally placed on five years of probation that was revoked five months later to a two-year prison term of which he served six months;

* heroin possession in Oklahoma City in 2016 for which he was given a five-year prison term, of which he served about one year and four months;

* unauthorized use of a vehicle in Oklahoma City in 2018 for which he was placed on five years of probation;

* third-degree burglary in Cleveland County in 2019 for which he was given a five-year prison term, of which he served about one year and seven months before his release on Jan. 10.

Neece has also been charged with two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle in Del City in 2019 in an Oklahoma County case that remains pending.