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May 2, 2014

Paraphernalia and pills land Tahlequah man in jail

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man arrested late Wednesday night allegedly had prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Lonnie Keith Berry, 44, was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a valid prescription and possession of paraphernalia.

Officer Pam Bell said she was patrolling near West Seneca when she noticed two men carrying a large item on the street. One of the men, Berry, had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest.

During a pat-down of Berry, Bell found a spoon with an unknown residue and an unmarked prescription bottle with an orange pill and five unknown seeds. Berry claimed the pill was morphine and the seeds were “moonflower seeds,” according to Bell’s arrest affidavit.

Berry was taken to CCDC, where a smoking pipe with an unknown residue and three clear bags with a residue were found in his jacket.

Court records show Berry has previously been charged with larceny of merchandise, several counts of possession of a controlled substance, several counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, cultivation of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and obstructing an officer.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com

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