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Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Kody Simpson was advised of a reckless driver traveling northbound on Highway 69 in the Tushka area that was driving erratically and was waving a firearm at other drivers.
Deputy Simpson was told to be on the lookout for a white 2019 Chevrolet pickup. The Deputy located the pickup near the intersection of Highway 69 and Redbud Lane.
The vehicle changed lanes erratically, nearly striking other vehicles on the road, two times. Deputy Simpson activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop.
The driver, identified as Andrew Molina, 24, of Frisco, Texas, was ordered out of the vehicle. Once Molina was out of the vehicle, he was questioned about waving a firearm at other drivers.
Molina stated he was not waving a firearm at others, but he did have issues with other drivers. He had the strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
He told the Deputy the firearm was located in the center console.
Opening the door, Deputy Simpson observed three Xanax bars lying in the door handle pocket. Molina was placed in handcuffs while the vehicle was searched.
Found in the pickup were 24 grams of a green leafy substance, two marijuana grinders, two packages of a wax substance containing THC, a loaded 9mm FN 509, two loaded magazines that fit the firearm, three partial boxes of 9mm bullets, two glass water pipes with burnt residue and four containers of a wax substance containing THC.
The Deputy found an open container of Budlight platinum beer. The bottle was half full and still chilled.
Molina is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), and transporting loaded firearm in motor vehicle (misdemeanor).