LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –An attempt to arrest a fugitive living in Lawton resulted in a woman's arrest and the discovery of a large amount of crack cocaine.
A U.S. Marshal and an agent from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics went to a home on the 1600 block of Southwest Texas Avenue Tuesday morning in hopes of finding Keldrick Matthews. Matthews has a warrant for his arrest, but he wasn't at the home at the time.
When the agents went into the home, they found materials related to making cocaine base. They saw digital scales with white powder, Pyrex dishes with white residue, Pyrex dishes with suspected cocaine base and suspected crack rocks in baggies.
The Lawton Police Department received and used a search warrant on the home and they found approximately 109 grams of crack cocaine, 14 grams of marijuana, 10 Xanax pills, a Kel-Tec .380 semiautomatic pistol and a stolen Glock 23.
Matthew may not have been in the home at the time, but Vanicia Carruthers was. She was arrested on an outstanding warrant, aggravated trafficking of cocaine base, possession of a firearm as a felony, marijuana, paraphernalia, stolen property and for manufacturing drugs.
Carruthers told the officers that Matthews stayed at the home off and on and he was there about 10 hours earlier. She went on to say she didn't know the crack was in the home, but hunted that Matthews may have been a crack dealer. She admitted to police that she saw crack being cooked in the home before, but not on Tuesday. She went on to say the guns and marijuana was not hers.