(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins woman who is on probation for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana on the OSU campus has been jailed on $5,000 bond for allegedly possessing methamphetamine on July 20 when she was arrested at the Cimarron Casino on an outstanding warrant.
Amy Jo Courtright-Lowe, 34, could receive as much as a 20-year prison term if convicted of drug possession, a felony on which she has been scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5.
Perkins Police Officer George Hannon said that at 9:51 p.m. on July 20 when he attempted to serve a probation violation arrest warrant for Courtright-Lowe at her residence, he was told that she might be at the Cimarron Casino, according to his affidavit.
At the casino, Security Lt. Hunter Edwards told the Perkins officer “Amy comes to the casino almost daily,” the affidavit said. A security officer “pointed out the area that Amy was sitting in,” the affidavit said.
The Perkins officer “approached Amy and asked her if she would come outside with me,” Hannon wrote in his affidavit.
“Amy said, ‘sure,’ and walked out the north doors of the casino. I explained to Amy that she has a warrant through Payne County. Amy said ‘I know,’” the affidavit alleged.
“Amy asked me if she could give her pocketbook to her friend inside the casino. I told her no,” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
“I took her pocketbook off of her shoulder and placed it on the floor next to me. I handcuffed Amy behind her back. Before I could double-lock the cuffs, Amy rotated her wrist in the cuffs. I corrected the placement of the cuffs and checked them for tightness,” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
“I searched Amy’s bag, but did not find any weapons or contraband.
“Shortly after starting the trip, Amy complained that the cuffs were too tight.
“I told Amy that I wouldn’t be able to stop until we reached the jail.
“When we arrived at 9th and Duncan in Stillwater, Amy said ‘I better tell you I have a small pipe in my pocket and a small amount of weed. I also have a loaded meth pipe in the pants,’” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
At the Payne County Jail, Sgt. Joe Couri advised the Perkins officer that “he would have someone assist her with retrieving it during the change-out,” the affidavit alleged.
“When Amy got out of the patrol vehicle, I noticed her right front pocket had been turned inside out. I asked Amy how long she tried to get the pipe out of her pocket. Amy said ‘a fat girl minute,’” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
When Payne County Jailer Reba Beaver checked the defendant’s pockets, she did not locate anything, the affidavit said.
“Officer Beaver asked Amy in front of me where she was hiding the pipe. Amy said ‘It’s under my fat roll,’” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
Inside a cylindrical container there was a clear glass smoking device with burnt residue and a white crystal substance, as well as a small baggy with a white crystal substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, the affidavit alleged.
Five months ago the defendant had been placed on five years’ probation for possessing methamphetamine and marijuana in 2013 at Oklahoma State University where she then was working, court records show.
As a condition of probation in that 2013 case, Courtright-Lowe was ordered to have a substance abuse evaluation, perform any recommended follow-up, undergo random drug testing, comply with the methamphetamine registry, do 100 hours of community service, and pay $1,250 in fines and assessments, court records show.