The Woodward News

August 26, 2013

Three facing drug charges


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Three people are facing felony drug charges as a result of an arrest in Woodward last week.

Charges were filed in Woodward County District Court on Thursday against Tracy Jean Muller, Jessie Jo Maphet and Stacy Michelle Booth.

All three are charged with unlawful possession of controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess controlled dangerous substance, methamphetamine, with intent to distribute.

In an affidavit filed with the charges, Woodward Police Officer David Berrios said he assisted Sgt. Travis Munson on call in the 1900 block of Kansas.

Berrios was asked to check out a car parked in that block and she saw it was occupied by 3 females.

In the affidavit, Berrios said the 3 women appeared to be nervous and he informed them he was going to run the drug dog around the car. The occupants allegedly said there was nothing illegal in the car, but Berrios said the K9 got an active alert.

He asked a women identified as Stacy Michelle Booth to exit the vehicle, then asked Tracy Jean Muller to exit and empty their pockets. He found nothing on either of them. Berrios said he also asked Jesse Jo Maphet, the back seat passenger, to exit and empty her pockets and he allegedly saw a baggie containing a crystal like substance fall from her pocket.

Berrios said the baggie allegedly field tested positive for methamphetamine and he placed Maphet under arrest.

During an ensuing search of the vehicle, Berrors said he found a black bag that contained 5 baggies with a crystal like substance, a baggie with a green leafy substance, 3 smoking pipes, 1 metal smoking pipe, 1 set of digital scales, 1 silver and black container with 10 pills and a pink container with several empty plastic baggies. The items were found where Muller was sitting in the passenger side, Berrios said.

The officer said he then arrested Muller and Booth, and field tested the crystal like substance and got a positive test for methamphetamine. He also got a positive test for marijuana on the green leafy substance.

Other officers transported the women to the county jail and while at the jail, Berrios said in the affidavit, Muller allegedly stated on her own free will that Maphet was sitting in the car with them (Booth and Muller) cutting up and bagging the narcotics to sell. She also said the narcotics were not hers, according to the affidavit.

Muller has a preliminary hearing on Sept. 10 and her bond is $100,000.

Booth's hearing is Dec. 3 and her bond is $100,000 as well.

Maphet's preliminary hearing is Jan. 28, 2014 and her bail is also $100,000.

Booth and Maphet both have past felony convictions.