Carter County Sheriff’s Department and Ardmore Police Department narcotics officers arrested a 29-year-old man who calls himself a “mixed martial arts cage fighter,” after seizing marijuana, guns and cash from his northeast side residence.
Sheriff Milton Anthony said officers were acting on an anonymous tip Wednesday when they arrived at Lewis Robles, Jr.’s residence, located in the 100 block of F Street NE.
“The officers knocked on the door, but no one answered. Then a vehicle, with Robles and his wife inside, pulled in the driveway. There were four children inside the house — age 2 months to 12 years. The children would not answer the door, but did call their parents, who were apparently just down the street,” Anthony said. “Robles agreed to let the officers search the house.”
The search yielded 12 pounds of what was described as “high grade” marijuana, bagged in one-pound packages. Each bag has an estimated street value of $1,000. In addition, a smaller amount of unpackaged marijuana was found, along with three loaded handguns and $5,000 cash that is believed to be drug-sale proceeds.
Robles, reportedly a Chicago native, has lived in Ardmore for approximately a year. He was arrested without incident. The father of four was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending the filing of formal charges. Robles’ wife was not arrested, but the sheriff said it was possible she could face charges.
“The reports will be sent to the district attorney’s office for review today. It will be up to the DA if the wife is charged,” Anthony said.
APD Chief Ken Grace said Wednesday’s joint investigation demonstrates the effectiveness of such endeavors.
“This is a good example of what can be accomplished and the effectiveness of agencies working well together,” Grace said. “It should also send a message to those who sell and/or use drugs — enjoy it while you can, because the next knock on your door may be us.”
“Citizens can expect more arrests in the future as a result of this joining of forces,” Anthony pledged.
Anyone with information concerning illicit drug distribution and/or use is urged to contact the CCSD at (580) 223-6014 or APD at (580) 223-1212 or (580) 226-9712.