Former Cushing Man Jailed on Drug Charges
(Stillwater, Okla.) – A repeat drug offender, who previously lived in Cushing, was charged today with possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Stillwater on Saturday, one year after he was released from prison.
Alex Daniel McPhail, 31, who was listed as homeless in Stillwater on his new charge, was arraigned today from the Payne County Jail where he was being held on $10,000 bond pending a Thursday court appearance with an attorney.
Due to his criminal record, McPhail could be given a prison term of four years to life if convicted of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana on Saturday after four prior felony convictions. He could be given a one-year jail term if convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia.
According to the state Department of Corrections, McPhail was released from prison last March after serving one and one-half years of a four-year sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in 2013 in Oklahoma City.
McPhail had previously served a year and eight months of three concurrent five-year sentences for possessing cocaine on two separate occasions in 2005 in Stillwater and committing second-degree burglary in Payne County in 2005, DOC records show.
In 2006, McPhail had been sent to the Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) prison boot camp program and then placed on five years’ probation with an order to enroll in and complete the Payne County Drug Court program — from which he was terminated, court records show.
In 2008, McPhail was found in violation of the terms of his probation and ordered into the Bill Johnson Drug Offender Work Camp program in prison, after which the balance of his five-year prison term was suspended, court records show.