Bartlesville man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Bartlesville man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Sunday uncovered packets of suspected methamphetamine which police believe he intended to sell.

Thirty-six-year-old Michael Jay Becker, facing charges of possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, among other charges, is expected to appear in Washington County District Court Tuesday for his initial appearance.

During his appearance Monday, his bond was fixed at $75,000.

According to the affidavit, the arrest occurred shortly after12:35 p.m. Sunday when police conducted a traffic stop on a green Jeep driven by Becker. They stopped him for not stopping at the stop sign at the intersection of Bucy and Hensley.

During the traffic stop, a drug dog which an officer ran around the vehicle indicated the presence of illegal drugs near the passenger and drivers' side doors.

Searching the Jeep, police found a black bag containing four small baggies and one larger baggie of suspected methamphetamine. Also found in the bag were five syringes and a number of narcotic pills.

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