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Monday, September 28, 2020 Atoka Police Officer Cody Poe was patrolling near Highway 69 and Thirteenth Street and observed a black 2010 Cadillac SRX with an expired sticker displayed on the license plate from July.
Officer Poe conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that pulled onto Oklahoma Street. He made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, driver Chasity Ann Wallace, 46, and Telena Sanders both of Atoka.
Wallace informed Officer Poe she did not have her license with her. The passenger, Sanders, said the vehicle belonged to her mother. Sanders claimed she did not have insurance with her, but the vehicle was insured.
Officer Poe asked the pair who had marijuana due to an odor being present inside the vehicle. Neither women answered so the officer inquired about the rolled marijuana cigarette that was sitting on the gear shift boot in plain view.
They both admitted the cigarette was a “joint” which contained marijuana.
The occupants were asked to exit the vehicle while Officer Poe conducted a search for anymore illegal narcotics. Before exiting, the officer asked them if either had a medical marijuana card. Both Sanders and Wallace denied possessing a medical card.
During the search loose marijuana was located in the floorboard. Located in a black zip up pouch was a glass pipe with a white residue and a burnt residue inside. In the bottom of the black bag was a pink bag with a white crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Wallace and Sanders were both transported to the Atoka County Jail.
Sanders was placed under arrest for the marijuana and charged through City of Atoka Municipal Court.
Wallace is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).