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November 19, 2012

Women arrested for meth due in court

TAHLEQUAH — Two people arrested last month as a result of a larger search for a wanted Tahlequah man are due back in court Nov. 28.

Marietta Lynn McCann-Pack, 50, and Pamela Kay Brannon, 59, are both facing felony charges of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine following their October arrest at a home on Bailey Boulevard, near Sparrow Hawk Village.

Pack is also charged with possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute.

The two are scheduled to appear on a felony sounding docket Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. in Cherokee County District Court.

Pack has pleaded not guilty, and is being held without bond. Brannon has also pleaded not guilty and was initially given a $35,000 bond, but that was later lowered to $30,000 after an agreement with prosecutors, according to court records.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Investigator James Brown said authorities went to the home near State Highway 10 in October to serve a state warrant on Richard James Kessinger Sr., 58, who is wanted on two outstanding warrants for failing to register as a sex offender. Authorities believed Kessinger might be at the residence.

Kessinger – who was also charged earlier this year with endeavoring to manufacture meth – was not located, but investigators said they found Pack, Brannon, and 49-year-old Mark Jeffery Parrish, along with two one-pot meth labs, narcotics, and drug paraphernalia.

Parrish was also arrested at the scene, but has not been charged.

Authorities said they seized Pack’s vehicle at the scene because the vehicle was also present when she was arrested in September at an alleged “meth house” in Park Hill.

During the September arrest, Pack and four others were booked into jail after the alleged discovery of a meth lab and other drug-related items.

Pack was formally charged for that arrest with endeavoring to manufacture meth just days before her October arrest near Sparrow Hawk Village.

Investigators said they are also continuing their search for Kessinger and made a fourth related arrest last week.

Dawn M. Cain, 61, was booked for harboring a fugitive and aiding and abetting. Brown said Cain – Kessinger’s mother-in-law – has admitted to driving Kessinger around recently.

Cain has not been formally charged, and was released on bond following her arrest.

Brown said investigators expect to make more arrests as they continue to search.

Anyone with information about Kessinger’s possible location is asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at (918) 456-2583.

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