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Muldrow man caught carrying fentanyl

Nathaniel Wallace

Friday, October 28, 2022 - A Muldrow man was arrested Oct. 6 in Roland and charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, court records show.

Nathaniel Wallace, 21, was also charged with driving with license canceled/suspended/revoked and operating a vehicle with expired/improper tag/decal, both misdemeanors.

At 7:23 a.m. Oct. 6, an officer with the Roland Police Department was patrolling westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 64 near Roland Road when he saw a red 2015 Nissan Altima traveling westbound on 64. A check with dispatch revealed the car had expired tags and unconfirmed insurance. The officer initiated a traffic stop.

The officer asked Wallace for his license and insurance, but he was unable to provide either. A back seat passenger, Payton Carroll, stated that it was her vehicle and said the car did have insurance.

Wallace was asked to exit the vehicle and return to the front of the officer’s patrol vehicle, at which point Wallace admitted his license had been suspended.

A K-9 officer was deployed on the car and it alerted on both sides of the car.

The officer then conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a black bag with a zipper containing a Social Security card in Wallace’s name, a bank card in Wallace’s name, a straw and a ball of aluminum foil that when opened, was found to contain 14 small, round, blue pills.

Wallace, who later admitted the pills were fentanyl, was placed into custody.

Laura Brown, Staff Writer

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