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On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Trevor Dean was on patrol and noticed a maroon Ford Focus hatchback with a black bumper sitting in the Western Auto parking lot.
Deputy Dean had previously been informed by other officers of Atoka County that the vehicle’s registration had been expired since 2018.
Tribal Officer Anthony Gavin confirmed that the vehicle registration was indeed expired.
Activating his emergency lights, Deputy Dean conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle who pulled into the INCA Headstart parking lot.
Deputy Dean made contact with the driver, later identified as Jody Dewayne Hall, 44, and his passenger, Laci Dawn Mann, 24, both of Atoka.
Hall and Mann provided an Oklahoma Identification card, and were advised the reason for the traffic stop was due to the vehicle registration being expired since 2018. Hall stated that he bought the vehicle and could not get the title.
Atoka County Dispatch advised that Hall did not possess a valid driver’s license, and that he had an active warrant for his arrest out of Atoka County. Mann did not possess a valid driver’s license.
Hall was asked to exit the vehicle, and advised he was under arrest for the active warrant and driving under suspension.
While placing Hall in handcuffs, Deputy Dean noticed through the open back window of the car, what appeared to be two glass pipes with broken bulbs protruding from a tan laptop bag in the back seat. Taking a clearer look through the window it was determined the glass pipes appeared to have residue inside of them.
Hall was placed in Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Anderson’s unit, and Mann was asked to exit the vehicle while it was searched.
Located inside the vehicle were glass smoking pipes with residue inside, a clear baggie with a green leafy residue inside, a blue paper towel with a broken bulb from a glass pipe with residue inside.
A black backpack contained a green container from a marijuana dispensary, a black and green container with a green leafy residue, and an orange box containing baggies with a green leafy residue.
A hypodermic needle, digital scales, aluminum foil with a brownish colored residue, a white crystal-like substance in a clear bag, and multiple straws containing residue were also located.
Mann was asked what was hers inside the vehicle. She indicated the tan laptop bag and black backpack were hers.
Deputy Dean asked Mann if she possessed a medical marijuana card, to which, she stated she did not. Mann was placed under arrest. She admitted to having a red and silver pipe that contained a green leafy substance in her bra.
Once at the Atoka County Jail items were located on her person that were not disclosed previously. Mann possessed two medical marijuana containers: one contained a green leafy substance and a razor blade, the other contained a clear plastic baggie with a white residue, cut straws, and aluminum foil.
Hall is charged with two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).
Mann is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).