CHICKASHA, Okla. - A man was arrested after trying to enter the Grady County Fair with a backpack full of drugs, including possible marijuana-infused gummy bears.
Keldyn Pena was pulled over while turning into the parking lot of the Grady County fairgrounds because of an expired Texas paper tag.
"Deputy Phil McCarthy observed the vehicle and stopped him just as he was going to pull in to the fairgrounds parking area,” Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said. "There were enough indicators that he decided he would go ahead and run his dog on the vehicle, and he got an alert.”
The backpack, found inside the vehicle, had several quarter bags of marijuana, pills, and gummy bears believed to be infused with marijuana.
"Initially he wanted to say they were his girlfriend's who was in the car also, and said she just got in with a backpack and he had no idea what was inside that backpack. But his pill bottles were inside that backpack,” Sheriff Weir said. "She at first tried to say they were hers but I happened to be leaving the fairgrounds at the time and stopped on the stop with them, and I talked with her and said, 'You're not helping him, you're just digging a hole for yourself.'”
She eventually told the sheriff the truth.
Pena was booked into the Grady County Jail on possession and intent to distribute charges.