By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — Two Stillwater men, who were arrested by Stillwater police on Interstate 35 and Mulhall Road in Payne County in July, are facing the possibility of spending the rest of their lives in prison if convicted of heroin trafficking.
The driver, Cody Brent Morrow, 33, and his passenger, Eric Dean Hambrick, 24, were also charged with possessing a Taurus .380 caliber pistol while drug trafficking, as well as having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Morrow was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license.
“We are familiar with both individuals and know them to be heavily involved in the use and distribution,” of drugs, Stillwater Police Detective Adam Elliott alleged in an affidavit.
“A Taurus 380 handgun and a syringe were seen in plain view at the passenger door,” the affidavit alleged.
The pair were arrested after the detective attempted a traffic stop on their vehicle during which Hambrick threw something out of the window that landed in a ditch and turned out to be a key fob containing a digital scale with drug residue, the affidavit alleged.
Hambrick, who remains jailed on $40,000 bail pending a Sept. 13 court appearance, “cooperated and retrieved approximately 14 grams of heroin and 11.9 grams of methamphetamine,” from his body, the affidavit alleged.
Morrow was released from the Payne County Jail on July 31 on $40,000 bail with an order to return to court with an attorney on Sept. 14, court records show.
During an interview with Morrow, “it was learned that the two had gone to Oklahoma City to purchase the drugs. Morrow was supposed to get six grams of heroin once they returned to Stillwater,” the affidavit alleged.
At the time of his arrest on July 28, Morrow was free on $25,000 bail on charges of possessing heroin with intent to distribute and driving on a suspended license on May 20 in Stillwater, court records show.
In that case, during a traffic stop in Stillwater on May 20 , “Cody (Morrow) appeared extremely nervous as he was visibly shaking and stated he did not realize I was behind him. I requested Detective Elliott to conduct a free air sniff with his K9 partner,” that resulted in six grams of heroin being found in a sack in the vehicle, Stillwater Police Detective Brett Moore alleged in an affidavit.
“Cody admitted to traveling to Oklahoma City and picking up a ‘quack,’ which is commonly known as a quarter-ounce of heroin. Cody admitted to selling heroin to continue his addiction,” the affidavit alleged.