Stillwater Man Due in Court on Drug Charges
(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Stillwater man accused of possessing marijuana and Xanax within 2,000 feet of Westwood Elementary School with intent to distribute the drugs has been ordered to appear in court on July 3 when he can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge that carries as much as a life prison term on conviction.
Ian Patrick McQuagge, 21, was arrested at his residence on April 21 by Stillwater Police Officer Royce Stephens and released from the Payne County Jail the next day after posting $7,500 bond, court records show.
Stephens had been conducting an ongoing investigation into the distribution of marijuana and Xanax tablets for about six weeks from McQuagge’s residence in the 700 block of S. Willis, according to his affidavit.
“During this time, I identified Ian McQuagge as the individual involved in the distribution of these drugs,” Stephens alleged in his affidavit.
When Stephens knocked on the door to serve a search warrant at McQuagge’s residence with other Stillwater police officers, “it was heard someone approach and lock the dead bolt of the door,” the affidavit alleged.
“I again knocked and loudly announced our presence twice. Receiving no answer from the person obviously standing on the other side of the doorway, it was manually breached. Upon our entry, I observed Ian McQuagge standing in the living room. We made entry and secured all occupants,” Stephens said.
“Ian readily admitted ownership of the drugs in the house and stated his roommates had nothing to do with his distribution enterprise. Ian pointed out a bag of marijuana in a kitchen cabinet that weighed 51.1 grams. Adjacent to this marijuana were numerous unused small zip-top bags and a set of working digital scales.
“Ian additionally admitted to a large amount of Xanax tablets being concealed in a sport coat in his closet,” where 494 Xanax tablets in various plastic zip-top bags were found inside the coat, Stephens alleged in his affidavit.
“Ian admitted he had no prescription for the pills and had purchased them for resale. Over $1,900 in currency was located in the same room with the Xanax,” Stephens alleged in his affidavit.