Authorities Seize 51 Pounds of Meth, 1,990 Oxycodone Pills In Texas County
Joe Denoyer - November 2, 2016 4:29 pm
Ronald Dean Goens, of Wichita, Kansas, was booked into Texas County jail after agents found over 50 pounds of methamphetamine and 1,990 oxycodone pills.
On Monday, an agent was patrolling in Goodwell and observed a silver Nissan passenger vehicle speeding in a 40 speed limit zone, according to the affidavit that was filed Monday. The agent identified 73-year-old Goens as the driver (and only occupant) while conducting a traffic stop on him for the speeding violation within 2,000 feet near Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
During the traffic stop, the agent was granted consent to search the Nissan by Goens. During the search, the agent discovered several bundles concealed and hidden in the inside panels of all of the doors of the Nissan, the affidavit states.
Goens and the vehicle were taken to the task force building in Guymon for further investigation. Further inspection and removal of the door panels found a total of 44 bundles that were concealed inside the door panels.
The affidavit said the total weight of the bundles was about 51.6 pounds. Three randomly chosen bundles tested positive for meth. One of the bundles contained two packages of blue pills that were identified as oxycodone. Investigators counted about 1,990 pills in the two packages. Oxycodone is classified as a schedule II controlled substance.
As of Tuesday morning, Goens bond was set at $250,000 at Texas County jail. The affidavit states Goens “shall not be released on bail without a GPS monitoring device attached to his person.”
Goens faces three counts: aggravated trafficking in an illegal drug, methamphetamine, within 2,000 feet of a school or park; trafficking in an illegal drug, oxycodone, within 2,000 feet of a school or park; and possession of a controlled dangerous substance without tax stamp affixed.
The aggravated trafficking charge is punishable to 15 years or more but not more than life in prison and a fine not less than $50,000 and not more than $500,000.
The oxycodone trafficking charge is punishable to eight years or more but not more than life in prison and a fine not less than $100,000 and not more than $500,000.
The possession of a controlled dangerous substance charge is punishable up to five years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000. – See more at: http://guymondailyherald.com