By Cass Rains Staff Writer



Garfield County Sheriff's De-partment deputies arrested five Enid residents after attempting to serve a felony warrant, but instead discovered the suspects smoking marijuana.

According to court documents, deputies went to the 1300 block of West Ritchie to serve a warrant Friday on another suspect. When deputies approached the residence, the door was "half-way open" and deputies could detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana.

Deputies knocked three times on the door while identifying themselves as law enforcement officials, the affidavit states.

Deputies then entered the residence and discovered a wooden box with several small plastic bags filled with a green leafy substance and a set of metal scales across the room, according to the affidavit.

Deputies then left to obtain a search warrant and returned about 5:45 p.m., court documents show.

As deputies knocked on the door it came open and they entered. Inside, they saw "a large cloud of smoke" and again detected the odor of marijuana, according to the affidavit.

Police seized various items from the home, including the metal scales, several roach clips and two small 10-gram plastic bags of marijuana, according to court documents.

Deputies arrested Jake Bevel, 28, who told deputies his name also was Jake Decker; Amber Cryer, 18: Jade Yates, 20; Damien Wedel, 18; and Josh Abbey, 19, at the residence.

In court documents, Bevel's name was misspelled Bvel.

Three of the five arrested were charged Monday in Garfield County District Court. The district attorney's office opted not to file charges against Cryer and Wedel.

Abbey was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, an offense punishable by no more than one year imprisonment.

Bevel is facing two misdemeanor charges -- unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer. Bevel could face up to a year in jail or $5,000 fine, or both.

Yates faces a count of unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, a misdemeanor offense.



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