Police: Eureka man caught with 26 pounds of marijuana

Friday, July 26, 2013
Travis Graham

VIAN, Okla. -- A tractor-trailer rig acted as a sort of "rolling roadblock," allowing Sequoyah County (Okla.) Drug Interdiction authorities to arrest a Eureka Springs man found with 26 pounds of marijuana in his pickup on Friday, authorities said.

Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart said Travis Graham, 24, of Eureka Springs was arrested on charges of drug trafficking, driving while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and eluding police.

Lockhart said drug interdiction officers attempted to stop Graham at 8:15 a.m. Friday about 5 miles east of Vian, Okla.

Lockhart said Graham, who was eastbound on Interstate 40, attempted to speed away. He was eventually stopped when his pickup crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer rig out of Ponca City.

Lockhart said Graham wasn't injured in the crash, but his pickup was disabled. Officers found methamphetamines in the pickup, and a police K-9 led them to find the marijuana in a toolbox in the pickup's bed.

Graham is being held at the Sequoyah County Detention Center on $40,600 bond.

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