A trooper with Oklahoma Highway Patrol stopped to offer assistance to what he thought could be a stranded vehicle but ended up arresting both the driver and passenger on felony drug and firearm charges.
Rogers County District Court records show OHP Trooper Austin Brown was traveling on I-44 when he saw the vehicle on the shoulder with hazard lights on. When the trooper made contact with the driver, Ray Deady, and the passenger, Ronnie Anthony Nunez, he noticed an odor of marijuana, he noted in his report.
Nunez reportedly disclosed to the trooper that he had methamphetamine in his pocket, which the trooper seized along with a glass pipe.
During the search the trooper also located four bundles of cash totaling $1,000 each, for a total of $4,000.
In the trunk, the trooper reports finding "a 5.56 caliber AR-15 rifle with sights, scope and lights attached, also a Ruger P90DC, 9mm pistol."
Nunez reportedly told the trooper the firearms belonged to him.
Charges filed against the two include: trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm with defaced ID number during commission of a felony, acquiring proceeds from drug activity, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.