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March 22, 2014

Police recover drugs after neighbor complaints

CHICKASHA —

A man learned that it's difficult to hide things from police yesterday after they recovered marijuana from him.

Chickasha Police Officer Ryan Rahlf said he went to a home because of reports of its residents smoking marijuana and resident Jamie Mandrell gave him permission to search the house.

"I asked [Mandrell] if there were any illegal narcotics like marijuana inside her house and she told me there shouldn't be," Rahlf said. "I entered the residence and found a male sitting on the couch."

He said he noticed the smell of marijuana on Darrell Owings and Owings told him he smoked one joint earlier, but didn't have any more marijuana.

"I noticed a metal tin sitting on the floor. [Mandrell] told me the tin belonged to her and contained her rolling tobacco," Rahlf said. "I opened the tin and located rolling tobacco with a marijuana stem inside as well as Top Brand Rolling Papers."

He said he found two partially-burnt, hand-rolled cigarettes on the floor that smelled of marijuana.

Afterwards, Rahlf said he took Owings to his patrol car and began to question him.

"[Owings] told me he had a bag of marijuana that he had stuffed down the front of his pants," he said. "I asked [Owings] where he got the marijuana from and he wouldn't tell me."

Owings turned over the marijuana to police after he was taken into custody. He was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and taken to the Grady County Jail.

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