KINGSTON  — A Texas man was arrested after police found 27 grams of meth, five baggies of marijuana, a gram of Fentynal, a scale and syringes in his motel room outside of Kingston.
Police received a call from the motel owner Wednesday complaining about a tenant who parked his motorcycle inside the motel room, Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer said.
On arrival, officers made contact with Dustin Fognini, 48, of Gordonville, Texas. Cryer said officers noticed a marijuana pipe and spoon with residue sitting in plain view. Officers then obtained permission from Fognini to search the room.
Police found the drugs in Fognini’s backpack.
The state of Oklahoma classifies more than 20 grams of methamphetamine as enough to traffic.
Fognini was arrested for the drugs, and paraphernalia, but also for an outstanding child support warrant in Marshall County.
Fognini faces charges of felony trafficking of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. If charged with trafficking, he could face a fine of $25,000 up to $250,000 and prison time.
“We’ve worked trafficking cases in the past, but they’re fairly rare,” Cryer said. “Since the state’s passage of State question 780 and 781, some drug laws have become lax, but it’s still a felony to traffic. We’re not going to lay down and do nothing about drugs and we want the public to know that.”