Tahlequah Daily Press

December 9, 2013

Women face distribution charges

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Two women are facing drug distribution charges after their late-November arrest.

Rose Holden, 28, and Sheryl Le-ann Hansen, 58, are each charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators served a search warrant Nov. 22 in the 600 block of South Mission. Hansen and Holden were found inside the home, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed by Tahlequah Officer Cory Keele.

Hansen allegedly began to cry and tell police she could not lose her four children. She denied selling methamphetamine, but admitted to being a user, according to Keele.

Officers said they found a bag of a white, crystal substance on a bed inside the home. Hansen then allegedly said she only sold to her friends, and random people didn’t visit the house to buy.

“I asked Hansen where she bought her supply of methamphetamine and she stated she just bought when people wanted some and she got money put together,” Keele said.

“[She] kept crying and pleading not to take her children and I explained to her that a home where narcotics are sold is not a safe environment for children.”

Keele said two bags of meth were seized from Hansen’s bedroom, along with a digital scale that had residue on it; two yellow pills and two white pills; and two glass smoking pipes with residue inside of them.

According to Keele, Holden admitted to selling for Hansen. Police said the home where Hansen and Holden were arrested was littered with trash, food and clothes.  In some areas, the ceiling looked as if it were about to fall through. Keele, in his affidavit, said the home looked “dirty and unclean and not fit for children.”

Holden was given a $30,000 bond, and Hansen received a $15,000 bond, according to booking records.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com