An Ardmore man was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges filed in September 2018.
Steven Ray Watterson, 63, was arrested by Carter County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Yarborough according to Carter County District Court Records.
The court records detail four felonies including trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, felonious possession of a firearm and maintaining a place for keeping/selling controlled substances.
The charging documents filed by the Carter County District Attorney’s office on September 12 allege that Patterson possessed more than 20 grams of methamphetamine, a 22 caliber revolver and a 12 gauge shotgun. Watterson was previously convicted of possession of CDS in 2004, which led to the felonious possession of a firearm charge. Court documents also allege that Watterson’s residence was a place where various people were known to use controlled dangerous substances with the defendant’s knowledge.
The trafficking charge could entail a penalty of imprisonment for eight years to life and a fine of $100,000. For the possession of a firearm and the felonious possession of a firearm charges, Watterson could face one to ten years for each felony charge per Oklahoma criminal statute. The fourth felony charge of maintaining a place for CDS could lead to a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or county jail imprisonment for not more than five years plus costs.
Watterson appeared Wednesday before Special District Judge Carson Brooks. Brooks set bond for the case at $100,000 and the preliminary hearing for November 29.