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Published on: 09/08/2017

Ex-con Accused of Possessing Oxycodone near Stillwater Park with Intent to Distribute

Patti Weaver

1600kush.com

Thomas Sanford 211720

  (Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict has been charged with possessing oxycodone at his residence, across the street from Arrington Park in Stillwater, with intent to distribute the drug and possessing a firearm after 12 prior felony convictions.
    Due to his criminal record, Thomas Scott Stanford, 57, could be given as much as two life prison terms if convicted of both felonies on which he was arraigned last week. Stanford remains free on bond pending an Oct. 2 court appearance.
    Stanford’s home in the 1100 block of E. Third Street was searched on a warrant at 9:17 a.m. on Aug. 23 by members of the Stillwater Police Special Projects Unit, court records show.
    Stanford “was escorted outside and allowed to sit in a chair to keep his dog under control,” Stillwater Police Officer Thomas Comstock wrote in an affidavit.
    “Stanford told me he would unlock his safe for me so we would not break it. He then began to talk about the pills he sells were inside the safe.
    “I told him to stop talking. I asked Detective Moore to advise Stanford of his rights per Miranda,” which he did, Comstock alleged in his affidavit.
    The safe was located on a shelf in the closet of the northeast bedroom, the affidavit said.
    “Sgt. Stephens later advised me once the safe was open, Stanford pointed to an unlabeled bottle containing small blue pills and stated ‘those are the ones I am selling.’ He went on to state the marijuana in the safe did not belong to him,” Comstock alleged in his affidavit.
    “The pills inside the bottle were later identified as 30 mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride. The bottle contained 29 of these pills. The bottle was lying on top of $700,” the affidavit alleged.
    “In the back part of the safe, a plastic bag containing approximately 17 grams of marijuana was lying on top of an envelope containing $3,300 of U.S. currency, all in $20 bills secured with two rubber bands,” the affidavit alleged.
    In the same bedroom, two bags of marijuana totaling 19.7 grams were found in a container that had digital scales with marijuana residue and several new zip top sandwich bags, the affidavit alleged.
    Also in the bedroom was a package of new 2 x 3 zip top bags, as well as a .22 caliber Stevens model 62 rifle that was hanging on the wall, the affidavit alleged.
    On checking police records, the officer found that Stanford was sentenced to 10 years in prison on four felony convictions, the affidavit said.
    “This residence is directly across the street from Arrington Park,” the affidavit said.
    According to state Department of Corrections records, Stanford was previously convicted of:
    * shoplifting in 1992 in Payne County for which he was given a five-year prison term of which he served about half;
    * seven counts of uttering a forged instrument in 1992 in Payne County for which he was given seven concurrent seven-year prison terms of which he served about four years;
    * uttering a forged instrument in 1992 in Payne County for which he was given a concurrent seven-year prison term of which he served about four years;
    * uttering a forged instrument in 1992 in Payne County for which he was given another concurrent seven-year prison term of which he served about four years;
    * drug cultivation and possession in 1992 in Payne County for which he was given two concurrent 10-year prison terms of which he served about three and one-half years;
    * two counts of uttering a forged instrument in 1992 in Lincoln County for which he was given two concurrent seven-year prison terms of which he served about four years;
    * altering a forged instrument in 1992 in Noble County for which he was give a concurrent five-year prison term of which he served about two years;
    * uttering a forged instrument in 1994 in Payne County for which he was given a 10-year probationary term in 1998;
    * marijuana possession as a second offense in 1996 in Payne County for which he was given a concurrent 10-year probationary term in 1998;
    * drug possession in 1996 in Payne County for which he was given a concurrent 10-year probationary term in 1998;
    * drug possession in 1997 in Payne County for which he was given a concurrent 10-year probationary term in 1998.
    * two counts of forgery in 1997 in Noble County for which he was given two concurrent 25-year probationary terms in 2001.
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