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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • 2 slated for court on drug charges

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  • Two men visiting Madill as carnival workers during the Sand Bass Festival have taken up residence in the Marshall County jail following an arrest on drug charges.
    Lucious Whaley Goins, 59, of Milwaukee, and Richard Larris Cato, 63, of Houston, will appear in district court Thursday afternoon on charges of trafficking in illegal drugs. Both men are being held on $75,000 bonds, and have petitioned for a court-appointed attorney.
    Mark Woodward, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Public Information Officer, said the men were arrested June 7 following a controlled delivery. A package, containing 36.3 grams of crack cocaine, which has a street value of $3,300, was discovered at a shipping facility in Oklahoma City on June 6.
    The Oklahoma City Police Department was contacted by the facility and ran a drug dog, which hit on three packages. One of the packages was addressed to the Madill Inn and did not have a return address. The OBN took possession of the package and made the delivery. After Goins and Cato took possession, agents, along with the Madill Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff's Department, made the arrest.
    "They have not been very cooperative," Woodward said of Goins and Cato. "We do not know who shipped it to them or, being carnival workers, if they shipped it to themselves. We don't know where it came from.
    "We are just glad we were able to get it before they could sell it. The people of Madill and Marshall County do not need crack cocaine on their streets."
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