Ardmore police arrested a local man late Wednesday after a traffic stop produced more than your typical traffic citation.
Officers initiated a traffic stop with a red Ford Mustang with three occupants shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
APD Sgt. Brice Woolly said that after a short investigation, the arresting officer noticed the passengers in the vehicle acting “very nervous.” The officer then deployed K-9 Officer Boss who triggered on the possible presence of narcotics.
After searching the passengers, Woolly said that officers found approximately 43 grams of methamphetamine in the possession of Randy Ogletree, 32, of Ardmore, and about 14 prescription pills without a valid prescription on the person of Conro Vernon, 31, of Ardmore.
Woolly said Ogletree was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, estimating the street value of the seized methamphetamine at about $500.
“It was a good stop by our officers and a great stop by our K-9,” Woolly said.
According to online court records, Ogletree was in court less than a month ago for a preliminary hearing on previous charges of trafficking in illegal drugs and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Vernon was charged with unlawful possession of CDC Wednesday. Vernon was also previously in court facing charges of domestic abuse and possession of a firearm while on probation.
The driver of the vehicle was not charged.