A 54-year-old Enid (Oklahoma) woman is facing felony drug charges after police said she called and said she thought her methamphetamine was laced with something.
Lynette Rae Sampson was arraigned Thursday on a felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sampson faces two to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 on the felony charge and up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine on the misdemeanor.
She appeared Thursday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell via video from the Garfield County jail. Sampson is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Aug. 25 for a bond appearance.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, at 5:09 p.m. Monday Enid Police Department Officer Aaron Barber went to 308 W. Illinois to speak with Sampson.
Sgt. Tim Doyle had told Barber that Sampson had called him at the police department and told him she had methamphetamine in a tin container on her kitchen counter, according to the affidavit.
Barber knocked on the front door of the home and Sampson told him, “I’m glad you came,” according to the affidavit. Barber asked if he could speak with her, Sampson said yes and the two walked into the living room.
Sampson began telling Barber she thought her “ice” was laced with something, according to the affidavit. Ice is a common slang for methamphetamine.
Barber asked Sampson to show it to him and Sampson walked into the kitchen with the officer, showing him a tin container on the counter.
Sampson opened the tin and also showed Barber a hollowed out light bulb containing a white residue Sampson said was methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. She also showed Barber two small bag containing a white crystalline substance.
Barber asked Sampson what the bags were and Sampson said, “Just quarters.”
Sampson went into the living room and sat down, according to the affidavit, and began hearing things and sweating profusely. Barber asked if she had used methamphetamine recently, and Sampson said she had smoked meth a couple of hours before he came over, according to the affidavit.
Sampson asked Barber to not take her to jail, according to the affidavit, and Barber advised her she was being placed under arrest.
Barber field tested a portion of the white crystalline substance in one of the bags and it tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. The bag weighed .2 grams and .3 grams.
EPD Capt. Jack Morris said such cases are what keep police work interesting.
“Once you think you’ve seen it all, something new will surprise you,” he said. “It’s sad people who utilize these drugs don’t realize how it effects them, and what they can do to you.”
Enid News and Eagle
July 24, 2014
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