Suspected meth, cell phones, found by Okla. prison K-9 officer

The man was charged with felony trafficking in illegal drugs and felony unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute


Derrick James
McAlester News-Capital, Okla.

PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. — A man was being held in the Pittsburg County Jail Monday after correctional officers accused him of dropping off suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, cell phones, and drug paraphernalia near prison grounds Thursday morning.

Mikel Lucas Robinson, 28, was charged Jan. 25 with felony trafficking in illegal drugs and felony unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute, according to documents filed by the Office of District 18 District Attorney Chuck Sullivan.

Jail records show Robinson was being held Monday in lieu of a $25,000 bond with a hold from Tulsa County.

On Jan. 24, Oklahoma Department of Corrections K-9 Officer Sgt. Thomas Munoz observed during his patrol a small, black vehicle with the hazards lights on parked on West Jackson Street.

Through a pair of binoculars, Munoz watched as a man walked toward some propane tanks that are located on West Jackson Avenue and the officer began to drive his vehicle towards the tanks, the affidavit states.

According to the report, the black vehicle began to pull away and Munoz was able to get the tag number of the vehicle as it drove away.

Munoz then went to the area of the propane tanks and located a gray bag containing what he believed to be marijuana, the complaint states.

The affidavit notes that Munoz had searched the area around the propane tanks an hour earlier as part of a routine sweep of commonly-used areas where contraband drops are made, and the gray bag was not in the area at the time.

After retrieving the bag, the officer began to follow the vehicle on the Indian Nations Turnpike and notified the Oklahoma Highway Patrol of the incident.

OHP Trooper Keith Robertson initiated the traffic stop of the black vehicle that was being followed by Munoz and placed the driver – identified as Robinson – under arrest. He did not admit to leaving the bag found by Munoz, the report states.

Inside the bag, correctional officers located 172.35 grams of a “green-leafy substance,” 86.43 grams of a clear-to-white crystal substance, nine cellular telephones, seven “keister packs,” four cellular telephone charges, three cellular batteries, cigars, cigarettes, and rolling papers.

According to the report, a preliminary screening test of the crystal substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Court documents show Robinson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing conference at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1.

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