A man was arrested after a routine traffic stop turned out to be a trafficking and possession charge on January 27, 2010.
According to the Guymon Daily Herald, Jeffrey R. Reganowan, 39, was stopped originally for a tag violation in a silver Mercury Grand Marquis bearing a temporary New Mexico paper license.
After conducting the traffic stop, the agent asked for consent to search the vehicle and was denied. At that time he deployed his K-9 and got a positive alert of illegal narcotics.
The agent then began the search of the vehicle. While searching the trunk he found three bundles of a green leafy substance inside of a red suitcase. After calling for an assist, he and the other two officers transported the subject and the vehicle to the task force building.
At the task force building the green leafy substance was weighed and tested. The tests confirmed that the substance was marijuana and the total weight of all three bundles was approximately 47.1 pounds.
According reports, while being interviewed, Treganowan waived his rights and agreed to talk. While speaking with the agent he said there was really nothing to say except he was caught. He added he was trying to make some money because everyone has to eat.
After running a criminal history it was discovered that Treganowan had prior felony drug convictions ranging from possession to delivery of cocaine.
Trafficking in an illegal drug, marijuana, within 2000 feet of school of park is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than 8 years to not more than life and a fine of not less than $25,000 to not more than $100,000. Treganowan's second charge, Possession of cds without tax stamp affixed is a crime punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of $10,000 or both.
Treganowan remains in custody at the Texas County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.