Traffic violation leads to major marijuana bust in Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. – A traffic stop for speeding by Lawton police officers turned into a major drug bust Tuesday.
Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, detectives were heading on S.W. 52nd St. when they pulled over a vehicle for driving 45 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.
After the car stopped, detectives called for a K-9 unit, which quickly alerted officers to drugs in the vehicle.
Officers spotted a blunt marijuana cigarette in the dashboard, along with $1,000 in cash.
Police also arrested the driver, Emmett Blount, for careless driving and possession of marijuana.
At the time of his arrest, Blount also had $2,000 in cash on his person.
After his arrest and a CrimeStopper tip, police were granted a search warrant for Blount’s home.
Once inside, detectives allegedly found 32 jars of marijuana, baggies of marijuana and two bricks of marijuana inside the home.
Detectives also found money and an unloaded revolver.
Police say the drugs are worth about $52,000 on the street, in addition to the $5,174 in cash that was also confiscated.
The revolver was also confirmed to be stolen.
Blount now faces additional charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.