DETAILS: Deputy Martin Meek, of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, at about 3:19 a.m. Dec. 18, pulled over a Chevrolet pickup for an equipment violation on State Highway 20, near Skiatook.
The pickup reportedly had a defective or modified exhaust system and defective license plate lighting. The driver of the pickup, identified as Samuel Armentor, reportedly told the deputy that his driver’s license expired a couple of years ago and he had not renewed it.
A records check reportedly confirmed Armentor’s license expired in April 2018. The records check also indicated Armentor had active warrants from the city of Skiatook. Deputy Meek called for a tow truck to come and take the pickup away for impoundment.
The deputy also talked with Skiatook municipal dispatch, which reportedly said there were active warrants for Armentor and the city would send an officer to the scene of the traffic stop.
During a search of Armentor, Meek reportedly found a clear plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine, as well as a clear glass smoking device. During a pre-impoundment inventory of the pickup truck, Meek reportedly found two clear plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine. The deputy later weighed the three bags of suspected meth that had been found and the total weight reportedly came to 46.72 grams.
In a hearing Dec. 20 in Osage County District Court, the court entered a not guilty plea for Armentor and set his bail at $25,000.
CHARGES: Trafficking in illegal drugs; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; driving without a valid driver’s license; and improper tail lamps/tag lamps