A Muldrow man is facing charges of maintaining a place for keeping/selling controlled substance (methamphetamine/fentanyl), possessing a firearm during commission of felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after a state search warrant was executed at his residence last month.
Beau D. Morton, 40, was formally charged on Sept. 26 in Sequoyah County District Court and received a $5,000 bond. Following an Oct. 12 appearance before Associate District Judge Kyle Waters for a felony disposition docket, no further court dates have been scheduled for Morton as of press time.
Sequoyah County Sheriff‚s investigator Chris Grizzle reported on Sept. 7 that he and other deputies executed the warrant at Morton‚s residence on Highway 64. Since there was no response from inside, police breached the door and made entry inside where they reportedly found Morton and a female. Both were detained while a search of the residence was completed.
Police reported finding a Caliber AR-15 style rifle and a loaded magazine, vacuum-sealing baggie containing five blue pills believed to be fentanyl, glass vile containing a white crystal substance, prescription bottle containing rolled up cotton filters with a blue residue, and a syringe containing a clear liquid labeled “ketamine.” Ketamine is a Schedule III drug commonly used by veterinarians, according to the probable cause affidavit.
District Attorney Jack Thorp said if found guilty of the charges, Morton could face a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or county jail imprisonment for not more than five years and costs, on the maintaining place for keeping/selling controlled dangerous substance, and imprisonment for two to 10 years on the possessing firearm during commission of a felony charge.