Lawton Man Arrested for Drugs, Money, and Gun

LAWTON Okla_ A Lawton man is facing drug and weapon charges after police found over seven pounds of marijuana, several thousand dollars, and a gun after a traffic stop Tuesday.

Around 11:00AM Tuesday, Lawton Police stopped Emmett Blount for speeding near SW 52nd Street and Lee Blvd. Police and a K-9 officer searched the vehicle. They found a blunt of marijuana and $1,000 in the glove compartment. They also found Blount was carrying $2,000 on his person.

Blount was arrested for careless driving and possession of marijuana and transported to the Lawton Police Department, where he was later booked into the city jail.

After a Crimestoppers tip and further investigation, Lawton police served a search warrant around 3:00PM at Blount's home at 600 SW 45th in Lawton. Nobody was in the home, but police found a total of 32 jars of marijuana, baggies of marijuana and two bricks of marijuana in various rooms of the residence. They also found additional cash, an unloaded Taurus .357 revolver, and 4 bullets in the kitchen, as well as more cash in a bedroom.

Blount was further charged with possession of marijuana with intent, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said they found a total of approximately 7.14 pounds of marijuana, valued at around $52,000 on the street. They said they confiscated a total of $5,174 in cash, and they confirmed the revolver had been stolen.