The search for an Ardmore man wanted on an outstanding Oklahoma County warrant charging him with trafficking methamphetamine ended Thursday morning at a northeast side residence.
Narcotics officers took Jody Ray Polston into custody in the 500 block 3rd Avenue NE. The 47-year-old man was arrested without incident as the result of a joint investigation by Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Ardmore Police Department and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
Polston was charged with trafficking in illegal drugs May 5, along with two other defendants, in Oklahoma County District Court. A warrant was issued for his arrest three days later.
Area narcotics officers had received information Polston was returning to Ardmore. Acting on the tip, the area around the 3rd Avenue NE residence was placed under surveillance. He was arrested within minutes of his arrival in the community. Polston was reportedly alone and no other arrests were made.
Reports indicate at the time of his arrest Polston was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana described as  “packaged for sale.” He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending Carter County charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Formal charges are expected to be filed in Carter County District Court today.
Currently, Polston is detained without bond pending his initial court appearance before Special District Judge Carson Brooks in Carter County District Court.
Bond on the outstanding Oklahoma County arrest warrant is $25,000.