Last week, Ardmore Police and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics made 2 arrests in an ongoing investigation of controlled substance distribution in the area. 

Both Shawn Michael Dow and  Linda Maurieen Kelley-Dow were taken to the Carter County Detention Center for alleged possession, distribution, and keeping marijuana. 

According to charging documents filed in Carter County District Court by Assistant District Attorney Ryan Hunnicutt, both individuals arrested were charged with 1 count each of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute within 2000 feet of a daycare and maintaining a place for keeping or selling a controlled substance. 

Both charges are felonies. the unlawful possession charge for marijuana carries a penalty of fines up to $20,000 or imprisonment for 2 years to life, or both, due to the proximity to the childcare facility.  The second charge is punishable by a fine of no more than $10,000, county jail imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both.

According to the investigation by Ardmore Police and OBN, it appeared the pair traveled from their Ardmore residence to Colorado to purchase marijuana, then traveled back home to sell it. According to the evidence recovered at the scene, it appeared they did this about twice a month. The evidence also indicated they also intended to begin growing marijuana locally. 

Those charges were initially presented to Judge Carson Brooks last Wednesday. Both appeared pro se on camera from CCDC. Both had bond set in the amount of $20,000 with a preliminary conference date set for April 5. As of yesterday, Shawn Dow had bonded out and Linda Kelley-Dow remained in custody.