By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — In one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in Payne County, a 38-year-old woman from Muskogee County has admitted possessing approximately 19.8 pounds of the drug with a street value of $177,000, during a traffic stop in Stillwater.
Holly Amanda Lynch of Warner pleaded guilty on Nov. 21 to aggravated methamphetamine trafficking, along with possessing a loaded gun while committing a drug crime and having digital scales as drug paraphernalia.
Since Lynch does not have an agreement with the prosecution regarding her penalty, she could be given a life prison term plus 10 years, court records show.
Payne County Associate District Judge Michael Kulling has ordered a background report on Lynch, who remains jailed pending a Jan. 15, 2024, court appearance at which her sentencing hearing is expected to be scheduled.
In a jail interview last March, Lynch said she picked up approximately nine kilos from a woman in Oklahoma City, Stillwater Police Detective Brett Moore wrote in an affidavit.
“Holly advised she was delivering one pound to an individual in Stillwater. Holly stated she receives compensation in means of one to two pounds of methamphetamine for her to sell, for picking up and delivering the narcotics.
“Holly stated she makes approximately $2,000 a trip. Holly stated she does not know the male that directs her to the locations to pick the product up other than the fact he is in prison,” the affidavit said.
The drugs and loaded gun were found in Lynch’s car during a traffic stop on March 2 at 5600 S. Perkins Road after a K-9 indicated her vehicle should be searched, the affidavit said.
“I immediately located a large, gift-style bag in the backseat,” that had a gallon size zip top bag containing about one pound of methamphetamine,” Detective Moore wrote in his affidavit. “Detective Carson located a semi-automatic pistol chamber and magazine loaded under the driver’s seat,” the affidavit said.
In the trunk, a large amount of methamphetamine was found in a bag containing nine vacuum sealed bags, each of which appeared to have a kilo or 2.2 pounds, the affidavit said.
“A large set of digital scales were located as well as numerous unused zip-top sandwich-sized plastic baggies,” that are commonly used by individuals to break down their product for sale, the affidavit said.