Man charged with trafficking methamphetamine

March 18, 2014

A Mead man is facing a drug-trafficking charge after authorities said he was carrying almost 60 grams of methamphetamine.

Russell Lynn Burnett, 34, was charged Monday with trafficking methamphetamine.

He was arrested early in the morning on Saturday at a driver’s license checkpoint at Platter and Leavenworth roads. The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with the check point.

According to a probable-cause affidavit by Bryan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joey Tucker, a vehicle occupied by Burnett stopped at the four-way stop sign.

The affidavit states Tucker believed Burnett had a felony warrant, so he was told he would be detained until Tucker established if the warrant was still active. As Burnett was getting out of the vehicle, he pulled a baggie containing a crystal substance and threw it at the driver.

Tucker then held Burnett against the door and ordered the driver out of the vehicle.

According to the affidavit, Tucker found another found another baggie of a crystal substance on Burnett during a pat down, and the substances later tested positive for methamphetamine. The total weight of both baggies was 58.7 grams.

Burnett said the drugs were all his and that the driver did not have knowledge of them, according to the affidavit.

Burnett was booked into the Bryan County Jail.