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Sunday, October 18, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith was on routine patrol on Thirteenth Street when he observed a white 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup change lanes without signalling.
Officer Griffith ran the Wyoming tag that came back belonging to a 1998 Oldsmobile. Activating his emergency lights, the officer conducted a traffic stop.
The driver, identified as Connor Dax Willis, 21, of Lane, was not wearing a seat belt and could not produce a driver’s license or proof of insurance.
A strong odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle, and Officer Griffith noticed a green leafy substance on the dash of the vehicle.
Willis retrieved a red glass pipe containing “dab” and the green leafy substance from the dash when asked if there was any marijuana in the vehicle.
Dispatch advised Officer Griffith that Willis had two active felony warrants in Atoka County, four warrants in the City of Atoka, and a suspended driver’s license.
Willis was placed under arrest for failure to signal, improper tag display, operating a motor vehicle without a seat belt, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An inventory was taken of the vehicle. Located inside was a glass pipe with a burnt residue inside that field tested positive for methamphetamine, an unloaded Diamondback DB9 9mm pistol, and an opened 12 ounce can of Coors Light .
Willis claimed possession of the items and was additionally charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, transporting an opened container of beer, and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.
He was transported to the Atoka County Jail for booking. Willis is charged with possession of a firearm while on supervision by Department of Corrections (felony), two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).