A pair of Ardmore men arrested in September at a local motel during an undercover drug investigation have waived their rights to preliminary hearings.
Carter County District Court records show Michael Drennon, 37, who is charged with conspiracy to commit a drug crime, and Skylar Burns, 23, who is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, opted out of preliminary hearings in separate conferences to determine the next step in their cases.
Formal arraignment for Drennon is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burns will appear in court for formal arraignment at 9 a.m. Dec. 9.
The two were arrested Sept. 30 in an undercover investigation conducted by Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents and members of the narcotics divisions of Ardmore Police Department and Carter County Sheriff’s Department. Investigative reports indicate Drennon and Burns showed up at a local Holiday Drive motel with alleged plans to sell methamphetamine to a confidential informant.
Both men bolted from the motel room where the deal was supposed to take place, when they realized they were targets of an undercover investigation. Both were captured following short foot pursuits.
The pair was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending the filing of formal charges and initial court appearances. If convicted Drennon, faces the possibility of a harsher sentence based on his four previous felony convictions. Bond on the charge facing each of the defendants was set at $40,000. Both men remain jailed.