Drug bust nets meth, marijuana, money

drug bust has resulted in three arrests along with the seizure of 32.8 grams of methamphethemine, one pound of marijuana and a stash of cash. The bust was the result of a successful partnership between the Kickapoo Tribal Police Department and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s a huge bust made by two departments,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer, adding it takes a “big dent” of drugs off the streets. Palmer said it began when Kickapoo Officer Greg Sciortino contacted Deputies Joe Leeds and Brent Vanlandingham about a tip involving a couple from the McLoud area who had allegedly purchased a large quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. The couple was reportedly staying in the Shawnee Motel 6 to divide up the drugs for sale, Palmer said.

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Two arrests related to manhunt

heriff’s deputies made two arrests — one late Tuesday night and another Wednesday morning — as a result of a manhunt prompted by a high-speed pursuit through southern Pottawatomie County Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Scott Hawkins tried to initiate a traffic stop Tuesday at Rattlesnake Hill Road and SH 102, but the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

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Deputies conduct manhunt in Romulus area

A high-speed pursuit turned into a manhunt in the Romulus area of southern Pottawatomie County Tuesday afternoon. The massive search was called off about 5 p.m., but a tip about a man knocking on doors of homes later in the evening led to a rejuvenated search. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said it began as Deputy Scott Hawkins was working patrol in Macomb Tuesday afternoon, where there had been several lawn mowers reported stolen Monday.

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Alleged shooter faces drug charges

The homeowner who allegedly shot and killed a man who knocked on his door and came inside his home during an altercation last month now faces felony drug charges for items found at his home while deputies investigated the shooting. The district attorney hasn’t yet determined whether the shooting was justified as part of Oklahoma’s “Make My Day” law. Thomas Marion Lillard III, 30, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with unlawful possession of a controlled drug within intent to distribute, acquiring proceeds from drug activity, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and a misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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