Tulsa Woman Arrested After Over 14 lbs Of Meth Found In Car

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 12:19 pm
By: News 9

A Tulsa, Oklahoma, woman was arrested after a Custer County Sheriff’s deputy pulled her over and found more than 14 pounds of meth in her vehicle.

According to police, at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Dillon Mach stopped a vehicle with a broken headlight. The driver, 59-year-old Constance Lee Potts, told the deputy that she had left Tulsa and driven to a truck stop in Shamrock, Texas, to look at some hand blown glass hummingbirds for her mother who was dying. Potts said she started to become ill and decided to drive back to Tulsa. 

Deputy Mach thought the story seemed unusual, so he asked for permission to search Potts’ vehicle. But Potts declined.

However, the deputy’s K-9 “Ares” alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics. After a search, the deputy said he found 14.84 pounds of crystal meth in a sack in the trunk.

A male passenger in Potts’ vehicle denied knowledge of the drugs. Potts reportedly told the deputy that the passenger did not know about the drugs, so he was released.

Potts was taken into custody and will be facing charges of trafficking meth. She will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and a bond will be set then. 

Authorities said Potts also had an outstanding Creek County warrant for failure to appear on driving under suspension.

Deputy Mach and K-9 Ares were certified as a detection team just one week ago, and this is their first big find, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Custer County deputies also made a major meth bust Saturday night after pulling over a truck for a minor traffic violation.  Justin Fritz was arrested after deputies found 12 pounds of meth in his truck.

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