By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Tryon woman has been jailed on $10,000 bail on charges of unauthorized use of a rural Cushing man’s truck, possessing methamphetamine, and having drug paraphernalia described as two syringes in her bra.

Nancy Marie Akins, 37, has been scheduled to appear before a Payne County judge this week on the three-count charge punishable by up to seven years’ incarceration plus as much as a $7,000 fine on conviction, court records show.

Akins was arrested at 7:38 pm on Oct. 3 by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy David Sloan, who had interviewed her in Perkins, according to his affidavit.

On Oct. 1, the deputy had been advised that Akins took a rural Cushing man’s pickup truck without permission and then returned it, the affidavit alleged. The truck owner, whose brother had dated Akins several years earlier, said his residence and truck were unlocked — and the keys to the truck were inside it, the affidavit alleged.

Two days later, when Perkins Police Officer Billy Laster was sent on a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of S. Cimarron, the deputy heard him conduct a warrant check on Akins and asked that she be detained in Perkins so he could talk to her, the affidavit said.

“As I was pulling my Miranda warning card from my notebook, Akins began to have an excited utterance. Akins stated that she got a ride from Cushing, and went to (the truck owner’s) residence because she needed help…Akins stated she went inside and got a pop out of the fridge and went back on the front porch,” where she saw the truck owner’s neighbor pull into his own driveway, the affidavit alleged.

“Akins stated her foot was hurting so she knew (the truck owner) left the keys in the unlocked truck, so she drove it to (the neighbor’s) residence” — where the neighbor gave her a ride home to Tryon, the affidavit alleged.

“While speaking with Akins, I observed her speech was rapid and not making sense with the random stories she was telling me…I asked Akins when she last used methamphetamine. Akins stated she used two days prior,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“After conducting the interview, Akins requested a ride to Stillwater. I placed Akins in the rear passenger seat of my patrol car…I began looking at the display for my in-car camera system. I observed Akins pull two syringes from her bra area. I began pulling over to the shoulder, in the area of Perkins and 46th Street, when I observed her place the syringes back in her bra,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

“I opened the rear passenger door and instructed Akins to give me the needles…I instructed Akins to give me whatever else she had illegal on her. Akins retrieved a debit card, some money and what appeared to be paper trash,” that contained two wrappers with a white powdery substance,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit.

According to Lincoln County court records, Akins had been charged six years ago with possessing a drug and drug paraphernalia in Chandler. When she pleaded guilty in 2015, she was given a five-year deferred sentence with an order to comply with the methamphetamine registry, court records show. On Aug. 31 of this year, a bench warrant was issued for Akins’ arrest for failure to pay various costs in her case.

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