A husband/wife senior citizen duo was arrested Monday when Ardmore police officers headed up a raid on their 12th Avenue NW residence.
Sgt. Brice Woolly, APD Criminal Investigations Division, said Rocky Collins, 63, and his 61-year-old wife, Carolyn, were taken into custody without incident after officers found more than 1/4-pound of marijuana inside their home. Woolly said the search warrant was the result of a two-week investigation into suspected drug activity.
“The investigation revealed probable cause evidence that led to a search warrant,” Woolly said.
APD investigators, Carter County deputies and OBN agents assisted in executing the warrant.
The couple was booked into the Carter County Detention Center Monday afternoon. Tuesday the district attorney’s office filed charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute against the pair. First Assistant District Attorney Heather Cooper said the charges against both carried motions to accelerate previous misdemeanor convictions.
Tuesday Collins and his wife made initial court appearances before Special District Judge Carson Brooks in Carter County District Court. Bond was set at $10,000.
A spokesperson for the CCDC said the couple posted bond a short time after appearing in court. They were released pending the outcome of the case.