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Muldrow man faces gun, drug charges

Beau Don Morton

Monday, April 18, 2022 - A Muldrow man is facing several charges after authorities executed a state search warrant at his home April 6.

Beau Don Morton, 39, was charged the same day with three felonies: the unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and computer fraud.

A conviction on the drug charge could send Morton to the Department of Corrections for up to five years and a fine of up to $20,000. The weapons charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, while the computer fraud count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Morton was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, on April 6, an investigator with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office went to Morton’s residence with a search warrant in hand. When no one responded to the investigator’s knock at the door, deputies forced the door open and found a man and woman in the living room and Morton near the home’s back door. All three were detained.

During a search of the living room, officers discovered a plastic baggie with a white, crystalline substance inside, along with used syringes and glass smoking devices. There was also a piece of aluminum foil with a burned residue on it, and sitting on the foil was a small pill, the affidavit states.

In the dining room, law enforcement found a black leather container sitting on a trash can. Inside the container was a set of digital weight scales in working order with a powdery white residue on them. Next to the scales, officers found a metal Altoids can that contained a sludgy brown substance they believed was heroin, according to the affidavit.

While searching a bedroom in the home, a plastic baggie was discovered with a white, crystalline substance inside. On top of a speaker in the room was a bent spoon containing a green and white substance, court records show.

A search of the master bedroom turned up an unloaded AR-15 type firearm, which was unloaded, but 12 loaded magazines were located nearby. In addition to finding the gun, the affidavit states, officers found a fake Pringles can that contained suspected methamphetamine and about 20 orange pills that were later identified as amphetamines.

Under a bed in the master bedroom, officers found a small plastic container attached to the bed frame by a magnet. That container held two small, round pills. In the top drawer of the nightstand were two more containers of the brown substance and a bent spoon with a blue and white residue on it, according to the affidavit.

A dresser in the room had a DVR system that was connected to cameras inside and outside the home.

Morton was released on $31,000 bond.

Andrea Adams, Staff Writer

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