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A Durant man has been charged a second time with drug trafficking.


Jonathan Blake Fouse, 29, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute.


The charges are the result of a traffic stop by Durant Police Patrolman Jared McCreary who pulled over a car driven by Fouse because it had a cracked windshield.


According to the report, McCreary spotted a small set of digital scales in a pocket of Fouse’s jacket that was in the back seat of the vehicle. McCreary contacted Master Police Officer Shane Walker to bring his K9 unit due to concern about drugs being inside the vehicle.


The dog indicated the presence of drugs inside the vehicle, according to the report, and during a search, officers found baggies of a crystal-like substance weighing a total of 42.4 grams, 48 hydrocodone pills, $550 in cash, two sets of scales and a glass pipe with burn residue.


Fouse and a passenger, Erika Jan Johnson, 27, Caney, were booked into the Bryan County Jail. Johnson was also charged with drug trafficking and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.


This is the second time during a nine-day period that Fouse has been arrested and later charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. He was arrested Feb. 19 after a traffic stop by Durant Police after three baggies of methamphetamine weighing 24.8 grams were seized, according to a police report. Billy Dean Cooper Jr., 50, Durant, was also charged with drug trafficking after this traffic stop.


Several other people have been charged with drug crimes. Kevin Michael Metcalf, 39, Durant, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. He was arrested after a traffic stop by Calera Police Patrolman Brian Fowlkes.


Calera Patrolman Zach McIntyre arrived to assist, and according to McIntyre’s report, a K9 unit alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. During a search, McIntyre found a baggie containing a crystal-like substance that was in a basket on the back passenger side of the vehicle where Metcalf had been sitting.


The report stated that Metcalf admitted the drugs were his, and three other people in the car who had been detained were released. The baggie 25.4 grams.


In other drug arrests, William Michael Pedigo, 26, and Taylor Lenesa Nix, 19, both of Durant, have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. These charges were filed after a traffic stop by Master Police Officer Walker. According to the report, Walker smelled a “raw odor” of marijuana.


The report stated that Nix had a baggie containing a green leafy substance that weighed 62.5 grams, and officers also found $1,080 in cash inside the glove box. Pedigo’s cell phone received a text during the time of arrest for someone wanting to purchase drugs. They were booked into jail.


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