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Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Taylor Wood conducted a traffic stop on a 1991 green Brougham Cadillac that was traveling 78 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone near Ruth Avenue.
Officer Wood made contact with the driver, identified as Ronnie Lee Dawson Jr., 43, of Atoka.
While waiting for Dawson to retrieve his license and proof of insurance, the officer noticed an opened container of beer in the passenger side floor board.
Due to a previous encounter with Dawson, Officer Wood asked if there was any marijuana in the vehicle.
Dawson stated the marijuana belonged to his girlfriend who had a medical marijuana card.
The girlfriend in question arrived at the traffic stop and stated, “I do drive the vehicle, but I took all my stuff out. That is not mine.”
The tag on the vehicle returned as expired from September 2020, and registered to a person in Ada.
During a search of the vehicle, a Crown Royal bag was found in the passenger floor board. Inside the bag were three small containers that had two burnt hand rolled cigars with a green leafy substance, a black metal marijuana grinder, and another burnt cigar with a green leafy substance in the ash tray. An opened bottle of Paul Masson Brandy was found in a blue ice chest on the passenger side, and in the center console were two Ziploc bags containing a green leafy substance.
Dawson was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, failure to pay taxes due to the state, and failure to transfer title. He was transported to the Atoka County Jail for booking.