By Patti Weaver

 

  (Stillwater, Okla.)  — A Stillwater man, who was arrested at 9th and Knoblock Street near where lumber was reportedly taken from a construction site, has been jailed on $30,000 bail pending a Dec. 6 court appearance on a charge of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute along with having drug paraphernalia.
    If convicted of the felony methamphetamine charge, Clinton Ray Wood, 33, could be given a seven-year prison term and a $100,000 fine. Wood could also be given a one-year jail term and a $1,000 fine if convicted of having digital scales with residue and 100 small blue baggies.
    Wood was arrested at 1:07 am on Oct. 30 by Stillwater Police Officer Jimmy Knox, who was sent to the area of 9th and Knoblock regarding “two males taking items from the construction site just down the street to the east and hiding them in the alley behind the church,” his affidavit said.
    The officer saw two males pulling a small utility/lawn wagon, loaded with several pieces of lumber and a 10-foot piece of basic trim siding, across Knoblock going west in the alley, his affidavit alleged.
    Asked what they were doing, Wood “tried to explain to me why he had the lumber and where he got it from. The story he told me did not add up to what the reporting party told dispatch. After several minutes back and forth, Wood told me the lumber came from the construction site the reporting party said he got it from,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “Wood was carrying a black backpack on his back; and as of late we have been inundated with car burglaries, being that the two males were wandering the streets in the darkness during the time vehicle burglaries are occurring, I asked if he had any tools inside the bag. He told me he did not.
    “He had a bowie knife attached to the side of his backpack. I asked him if I could search his bag and he told me I could,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “Inside one of the small pouches on the outside of the backpack, I found approximately 100 small blue baggies commonly used to distribute illegal narcotics,” along with a small digital pocket scale with what appeared to be methamphetamine residue, the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    “Inside another small pocket of the backpack, I observed a piece of tin foil; inside I found a brownish white substance,” which Wood said was Lortab, the officer alleged in his affidavit.
    Asked if he had anything illegal on his person, Wood said “he had some in his right jacket pocket,” where a white bag contained five small blue baggies with methamphetamine, four with a #1 written on the outside and the other with a #2 on it, the affidavit alleged.
    At the Stillwater City Jail, detention staff found in Wood’s clothing three pills, two of which were Diazepam and one acetaminophen/hydrocodone, the affidavit alleged.
    When Wood was arrested, he was already on five years’ probation under a deferred sentence for drunk driving at 3rd and Main Street in Stillwater on Nov. 4, 2017, court records show. Wood had been convicted of drunk driving in McPherson County, Kansas, on June 13, 2008, and was given a 30-day jail term followed by 11 months of probation.