Enid Police Narcotics Detectives Serve Numerous Search Warrants
An Enid Police Department Narcotic Detective conducted undercover buys at different times at a local business which led to serving a search warrant on that business on Tuesday. The undercover detective purchased purported synthetic Marijuana both times and also purchased a glass pipe with the purported synthetic Marijuana during one of the buys. Enid Police Department Narcotics Detectives and an agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics served a search warrant at this business, Your Quality Store located at 502 E. Broadway on Tuesday at approximately 4:00 PM. Detectives located 127 packets of the purported illegal synthetic marijuana and approximately 889 pieces of drug paraphernalia during their search. Among the paraphernalia were glass pipes, metal pipes and glass bongs that are all commonly used during the consumption of illegal narcotics. Detectives also located 99 pornographic videos that were for sale in their original packaging. Detectives located some of the money that was used during the undercover buys mixed in with other money at the business said Sgt. Eric Reddick. A total of $920.00 cash was seized. Glen Kuhn and Tonya Edwards were arrested and charged with Selling Drug Paraphernalia and Selling Pornographic Material. The purported synthetic marijuana was submitted to O.S.B.I for further substance analysis. Additional charges could be added upon the results of that analysis.
On Wednesday the Narcotics Division and an agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics served search warrants at 1001 E. Cherokee and 1001 ½ E. Cherokee at the same time. During the search at 1001 ½ E. Cherokee detectives located pieces of aluminum foil and paraphernalia that had residue on them indicative of illegal drug usage. Sara Wells and Taylor Watson were present in the residence at the time of the search.
Detectives searched 1001 E. Cherokee and spoke with resident, Ted Laymon. Laymon admitted to detectives that he was a methamphetamine addict and that he recently cooked methamphetamine according to Sgt. Reddick. Laymon told detectives that there might be a methamphetamine lab in the trash inside of the residence. Detectives located a methamphetamine lab and other items used to manufacture methamphetamine in the trash. They also located additional items used to manufacture methamphetamine in the basement of the house. Detectives believe based on evidence that Taylor Watson was also involved with him manufacturing methamphetamine.
Laymon was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine within 2000 feet of a School, Possession of Precursory Substances and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sara Wells was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Taylor Watson was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of any crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233. You can also text a tip from a cell phone by texting to 274637. Be sure to type “Enid” in the subject field. Tips can also be submitted via the internet by going to tipsoft.com. You can earn a reward up to $1,000.00. You will not be required to testify and will not be identified. Callers may also contact the Enid Police Department with information.