Monday, November 7, 2022 - Gregory Talley, 53, of Muldrow pleaded not guilty Oct. 26 to two felony charges: unlawful possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
On Oct. 24, Sequoyah County sheriff’s investigators and deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at 309 NW 1st St. in Muldrow. Upon their arrival, the officials went to the home’s back door because intelligence had informed them the front door was blocked.
Officers entered the unlocked back door and detained one individual, identified as Talley, and escorted him out of the residence.
During a search of the home, deputies discovered eight half-gallon-size glass jars, each containing a green leafy substance. According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, the room was set up as a curing/drying room.
A set of working digital scales was also found in the home, along with another two glass jars filled with a green, leafy substance. In one of the bedrooms, deputies located a concealed compartment containing a Winchester 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. The compartment was concealed by a mirror with hinges and an RFID lock.
In the home’s attic, deputies discovered a marijuana grow operation that reportedly included ventilation, irrigation and lighting. Four plants were growing. Talley does have a medical marijuana card, which allows him to have six mature plants, six seedlings, 8 ounces of harvested marijuana, 1 ounce of concentrate and 72 ounces of edibles.
Records show that Talley is on supervised release for two domestic violence charges, one of which was witnessed by a minor.
Talley was placed in custody and transported to the Sequoyah County jail.
He could face up to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $20,000 if he is convicted of the drug possession charge, while the weapons charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Talley was also charged with carrying weapon, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in prison and a fine of up to $250.
His next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 30 before Judge Kyle Waters.
Laura Brown, Staff Writer
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