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Saturday, November 21, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Chase Franklin was patrolling the area of West Elm Street and South Clarice Street.
During the patrol, the Officer observed a male subject, identified as Tyler Martese Loftin, 30, of Atoka, walking north on Clarice Street.
Due to it being after 1:30 a.m. in the morning, Officer Franklin made contact with Loftin and inquired what he was doing out so late on the road.
Loftin said he was headed to the Choctaw Travel Plaza. The Officer checked with dispatch for any local warrants as Loftin continued to walk to the Travel Plaza.
Dispatch advised the Officer that Loftin had a felony warrant through Atoka County for bringing contraband into a penal institution from the week before.
Officer Franklin located Loftin inside the Choctaw Travel Plaza a short time later, and advised him that he was under arrest for the active warrant through the county.
Loftin was placed in handcuffs, with hands behind his back, and escorted outside the building. Once outside, the Officer performed a search of Loftin and found a rolled cigarette with a green leafy substance with the odor of marijuana coming from it.
Loftin denied having anything else illegal on him. The Officer informed him that if he took anything into the jail it would be an additional charge besides the warrant. Again, Loftin advised the Officer that he only had the joint.
He was transported to the Atoka County Jail to be booked in on his county warrant. During intake, three individual baggies containing a green leafy substance were found inside his underwear.
The first baggie contained approximately six grams of green leafy substance, the second contained approximately four grams, the third bag contained approximately two grams for a total of 12 grams.
Loftin was advised that he was also going to be charged additionally for bringing contraband into a penal institution, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The baggies were sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to be tested.
He is charged with bringing contraband (weapons/explosives/drugs/intoxicating beverage/low point beer/money) into jail/penal institution (felony), possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor).