Deputies seize heroin, meth in drug bust

Garfield County Sheriff's Office

Editors note: This story was updated Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, to correct an error.

ENID, Okla. — A Garfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested a 26-year-old Enid woman on drug complaints and possession of a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning.

At 2:48 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Kyle Pierce was in the 1000 block of West Willow when he saw a 2013 Kia that appeared to be attempting to avoid him, Sheriff Jody Helm said.

The vehicle turned into the driveway of a residence at 2217 N. Monroe. A check of the vehicle’s tag found it was reported stolen from Norman.

Helm said when the vehicle stopped, a man and woman ran into the residence.

The woman soon came back out and was detained by Pierce, who called for backup, the sheriff said.

Enid Police Department responded and set up a perimeter around the home. Pierce obtained a search warrant for the home, which was served with Deputy Jordan Nichols, K-9 Sgt. Jason Reim and lead investigator Laura Skinner.

Helm said the warrant was served, but the unknown man was not found. Deputies did find multiple scales, clear plastic bags, cellphones, computers, used drug paraphernalia and a credit card with the woman’s name on it with a white crystalline substance on it.

Inside the stolen vehicle, Pierce found 71.8 grams of black tarry substance that later field tested positive for heroin and and 28.3 grams of a white crystalline substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

The woman in the vehicle was identified as 26-year-old Ashlynn French, Helm said.

French was arrested on complaints of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains.
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