February 5, 2014

Mother, son arrested on drug charges after house search

James Bright, Managing Editor,
The Express-Star


A mother and son were arrested after a domestic disturbance call led to the discovery of methamphetamines and marijuana during a search of their home. 

Jeannine Earls said she was concerned her son Corey Earls would kill her car if he was not removed from the property, an incident report details. Corey ran into the house after seeing the police, according to the report. 

Chickasha Police Sgt. Jeremy Alexander said he entered the house with Jeannine and located marijuana sitting on a dresser in Corey's room. 

Alexander said he located Corey hiding in the basement. 

"I noticed several signs from Corey that led me to believe he was under the influence of some intoxicating substance," said Alexander. "Corey had slurred speech, lethargic movements, slow responses to questions and an odor I associate with the consumption of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person." 

Corey said the marijuana in his room was a friend's who was supposed to pick it up. He said he would not tell the police who the friend was and he would take the charge for the marijuana, according to Alexander.

Corey was placed under arrest for possession of a dangerous substance and public intoxication. 

Later, Alexander said a search of Jeannine's room revealed a black leather-type purse on a bed, which had a piece of aluminum foil that had a small shard of a crystal-like substance which presumptively tested positive for methamphetamine. 

A bag of rolling papers with a green leafy substance, which presumptively tested positive for marijuana was also recovered from Jeannine's room. 

Alexander said there were several times in the room establishing dominion for Jeannine. 

Jeannine was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used.