Friday, July 16, 2021 - A Muldrow man faces up to five years in prison after drugs were found in his vehicle following a June 30 traffic accident, court records show.
Kenneth Earl Schalski, 55, was charged June 13 with the unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute, a felony that also carries with it the penalty of a fine of up to $20,000.
On June 30, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was investigating a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 64 near Moffett when he learned that a Roland firefighter had discovered suspected contraband inside Schalski's wrecked car.
The firefighter, who was performing a battery inspection on the car, discovered a black silk bag containing three large chunks of a crystalline substance, thought to be methamphetamine. The drugs were turned over to the OHP.
Schalski, who was injured in the accident, had already been transferred to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., at the time of the discovery. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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