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On Monday, October 19, 2020, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nathan Mullins was northbound on US Highway 69 near Mitchel Road when he noticed a green 2004 Chevrolet pick-up with a modified exhaust system that amplified and increased the noise of the pick-up, and cardboard covering the whole back window.
The exhaust system was loud enough to be heard by the Trooper in his vehicle. The cardboard obstructed the driver’s clear view through the rear window.
Trooper Mullins conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Bradley Don Reed, 31, of Atoka and passenger, Justin Heath Williams, 37, of Antlers.
Reed told the Trooper he did not have his driver’s license with him. He was issued a citation for a defective exhaust system. As he was leaving to go back to the pickup, Trooper Mullins asked to search the passenger side of his vehicle in the area Williams was sitting.
He advised the Trooper it would need to be a quick search because Reed planned on going to the Blue Moon Cafe to eat a burger.
Williams was asked to exit the vehicle during the search.
A glass jar was laying in the floor board next to the passenger door. The jar had a lid and black tape around it with the odor of marijuana emitting from the jar. A green leafy substance was inside that field tested positive for marijuana.
Williams and Reed told the Trooper they did not have a medical marijuana license or a grow license.
Trooper Mullins noticed a small black nylon looking bag near the front passenger side of his patrol unit. Part of a glass pipe was sticking out of the top of the small black bag. Williams said the bag was his and that he had thrown it out the window along with a marijuana cigarette.
Williams was placed under arrest and placed in the patrol unit. The glass pipe had a white and black residue in it that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Reed claimed the jar found in the passenger side floor board belonged to a friend and not Williams. He informed the Trooper that he did not know it was in his vehicle.
The rest of the vehicle was searched. A small amount of marijuana was found in between the driver seat and the center console.
Reed was issued two citations for the marijuana and Williams was transported to Atoka County Jail and booked in.
Williams is charged with two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).
Reed is charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful posssession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).