Arraignment held for man found with very large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine

YORK – Arraignment proceedings were held this week for Albert Hardiman, 35, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who was allegedly caught with a large amount of methamphetamine in York County.

He pleaded not guilty to possession of 28-139 grams of methamphetamine, a Class 1C felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony; and having no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 felony.

A deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department was traveling south on Highway 81 in the area of County Road 9. According to court documents, he saw a speeding vehicle and a stop was initiated.

The deputy says in the affidavit when the vehicles stopped, the driver got out and opened the hood. The deputy told the driver, which was Hardiman, to get back inside and he complied.

The deputy said he was very nervous and fumbled about when trying to provide the requested documents.

During a consent search of the vehicle, deputies found methamphetamine, cocaine and a digital scale. The methamphetamine weighed 45.1 grams and the cocaine weighed in at 2.1 grams, which are very large amounts.

A jury trial has been set for late December.




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