Pounds of meth leads to drug trafficking charges

Apr. 23—Two people were recently charged with drug trafficking after they were allegedly caught with a large amount of methamphetamine.

Scherissa B. Guidos, 51, and Juan A. Melchor, 33, both of Yukon, were charged in Pontotoc County District Court with felony aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs (meth) and possession of drug proceeds.

On March 27, agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a surveillance operation on Guidos and Melchor in Yukon. During the surveillance operation, agents followed Guidos and Melchor to Ada.

"Once Guidos and Melchor departed the Ada area, a traffic stop was coordinated with the Oklahoma highway patrol," OBN agent Nick Denewellis said in an affidavit. "Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Gunner Northcut stopped Guidos and Melchor on Highway 3W just west of Ada for speeding.

"During the traffic stop, trooper Northcut developed reasonable suspicion and utilized a canine on the vehicle to conduct an open-air sniff."

Denewellis said the canine reportedly detected narcotics and alerted positive to a door of the vehicle.

"A probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants was conducted, and approximately 4.2 pounds of methamphetamine was located, along with $7,000 in U.S. currency."

Denewellis said the meth and currency were seized.

"Guidos and Melchor were arrested and transported and booked into the Pontotoc County (Justice Center)," Denewellis said.