• Dennis McCaslin

Pocola man faces ten felony charges after traffic stop yields controlled substance, paraphernalia

A Pocola man remains behind bars after spending Labor Day weekend in the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center on various drug-related charges that resulted in b0onds of over $11,700.

Dakota Levi Ferden, 26, of Pocola was observed Saturday leaving a known drug activity location on Rogers Avenue in a Toyota Camry with Oklahoma license. A run on the plates came back with the vehicle having no insurance and police followed the Camry to the parking lot of a store on Rogers Avenue.

After observing the vehicle off-and-on for an hour between other calls, a traffic stop was made on the Camry in the 5900 block of Rogers Avenue. After speaking with Derden and a female passenger, the officer asked for and received permission to search the vehicle.

The search of the backseat and trunk resulted in a small amount of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, including a pipe and needles. Ferden was art5rested and charged with two count of Possession Schedule I/II <2g, and eight counts of Possession of Paraphernalia. Ferden also had two misdemeanor warrants for Failure to Appear and one for contempt of court.

The female passenger was released after Ferden claimed the drugs and paraphernalia as being his.

Ferden's bonds include $11,000 in legally sufficient bonds, a $469 signature bond and a cash bond of $269, totaling $11,738 overall.

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