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Lone Grove man facing felony charges following Wilson drug bust

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com
The evidence collected by the Wilson Police Department following a March 16 drug bust. Police reportedly recovered an estimated 13 grams of meth, a glass pipe and a scale.

A Lone Grove man is facing felony charges following a Wilson drug bust in which police reportedly recovered an estimated 13 grams of meth.

An officer from the Wilson Police Department and two Carter County Deputy Sheriffs were reportedly stationed in a casino parking lot around 11:30 p.m. on March 16, when they observed a pickup truck with a brake light out exiting the parking lot, according to an incident report from WPD.

The Wilson officer followed the truck and made a traffic stop on Highway 70, assisted by the deputy sheriffs. Immediately after making the stop, the Wilson officer reported noticing two males in the bed of the pickup truck.

The males were ordered to exit the bed of the truck and the officer proceeded to make contact with the driver, later identified as 41-year-old Murdock James Miller.

The officer reportedly advised Miller that his brake light was out to which Miller responded with allegedly slurred speech, stating that he was unaware of the brake light being out, according to the incident report.

Miller was asked to exit his vehicle for a field sobriety test and a deputy asked Miller for his consent to search his person, which he reportedly agreed to.

While searching Miller, the deputy allegedly found two packs of cigarettes— one containing a bag a of marijuana and another containing four plastic baggies of meth.

Miller reportedly told police he did not have an Oklahoma Medical Marijuana card, but did have a “grower’s license.” Miller was then placed under arrest and the other individuals in the vehicle were searched for any weapons or narcotics.

According to the incident report, none of the other individuals had any narcotics or weapons in their possession. While further searching the truck, a deputy reportedly found a small glass pipe allegedly belonging to Miller in the driver side door.

A scale was also located on Miller’s person. All other individuals were released and Miller was transported to the Carter County Detention Center, where he is currently being held for the felony offense of unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

All of the evidence was bagged and sealed and sent off for testing. Miller’s bond is set at $1,000 and a preliminary conference is scheduled for April 16.