If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
Choctaw Tribal Narcotics Officer Jeffery Bryant received a call from the Choctaw Nation Tribal Dispatch Service regarding a possible drug transaction that took place at the Atoka Choctaw Casino on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Atoka County Dispatch informed the officer that they had received a call from a male individual stating that a female had attempted to sell him drugs at the Atoka Casino.
Officer Bryant arrived at the casino, but was unable to make contact.
The officer spoke to Choctaw Nation Security Guard Christopher Willis who told him the female suspect had left prior to his arrival. Security Guard Willis pointed out a male individual playing on a machine and stated she left with him.
Officer Bryant made contact with the male individual playing at the machine, later identified as Delmar B. Peevyhouse, 60, of Atoka, and asked him to step outside to talk.
Once outside, the officer informed Peevyhouse he was conducting an investigation about a possible drug transaction that occurred inside the casino.
Officer Bryant told him that the suspect was seen getting into a vehicle with him. Peevyhouse told the officer he had given the suspect a ride to a residence located in the city limits of Atoka.
Peevyhouse was asked if he had any illegal items inside of the vehicle and if he believed the female suspect might have dropped anything. He said, “there shouldn’t be.”
The officer was given consent to search the vehicle. During the search, Peevyhouse entered the vehicle and sat in the front driver seat.
Officer Bryant asked Peevyhouse to exit the vehicle during the search. He became very nervous and exited.
When Peevyhouse exited the vehicle, Officer Bryant followed him and asked him if he had anything illegal on his person or in his pockets. He did not answer the question at first, but told the officer he had an old syringe that he used to give his dogs medicine.
He was instructed to place his hands on his vehicle so that the officer could remove the used syringe from his pocket. Peevyhouse kept placing his hand in his right front pocket after the officer told him multiple times to keep his hands out of his pockets.
Peevyhouse told Officer Bryant he had “some meth” on him.
The officer removed a clear plastic baggy containing a crystal like substance from Peevyhouse’s pants pocket.
Peevyhouse stated that the female suspect gave the drugs to him for giving her a ride. He was not placed under arrest at that time.
He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).