Muldrow man pleads innocent to drug, gun charges


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Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - A Muldrow man pleaded innocent to two felony charges Sept. 22, court records show.


Beau Don Morton, 40, was charged with maintaining a place for keeping or selling a controlled substance (methamphetamine and fentanyl) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was also charged with the unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.


If he is convicted of the drug charge, Morton could face a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment in the county jail for up to five years and costs. Conviction on the firearm charge could mean up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.


According to a probable cause affidavit, on Sept. 7, investigators and deputies with the Sequoyah County Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office executed a state search warrant at Morton’s residence, 469467 U.S. Highway 64 in Muldrow, but received no response to their knock at the door.


An investigator then directed a deputy to breach the home’s door and enter the residence.


Upon entering the residence, deputies encountered Morton in the hallway of the residence.


During a search of the home, in a closet in the master bedroom, officers found a Palmetto .223-caliber AR-15-style rifle. On the nightstand next to the bed was a loaded magazine belonging to the rifle in the closet. The magazine was fully loaded with 30 round of .223-caliber ammunition.


A prescription bottle containing rolled-up cotton filters containing blue pill residue consistent with fentanyl tablets was also found on a dresser. Next to the bottle was a syringe containing a clear liquid marked “ketamine.”



Laura Brown, Staff Writer


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