By Meredith Truhlar Medford correspondent



An Enid man was charged Tuesday in Grant County District Court with a pair of drug counts resulting from a traffic stop Monday night.

Raymond Scott Gottfried, 38, faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court records, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Cottrill was patrolling on Oklahoma 74 just north of the Salt Fork River bridge when he noticed headlights in the middle of a county road just west of the highway. When Cottrill turned around to check on the vehicle, the driver sped away.

According to Cottrill's affidavit, the driver was an 18-year-old Lamont woman. The three passengers in the car were Gottfried, a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman, both of Lamont.

According the affidavit, Cottrill found a cigarette package containing a green, leafy substance in the back seat. In the trunk, he found two bottles of alcohol, seven cans of cold beer and a backpack containing a small bag with a green, leafy substance in it and a syringe. In the car's console, he found 18 plastic bags.

The green, leafy substance field tested positive for marijuana, according to the affidavit.

Gottfried said the marijuana in the cigarette package and backpack were his, according to the affidavit, but he didn't know there was marijuana in the backpack.

According to court records, Gottfried was convicted in Oklahoma County for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) in October 1999.

Bond was set at $3,000, and Gottfried's first bond appearance will be Sept. 20.

According to the affidavit, the girl and the women were not charged.



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