RAMONA, Okla. - A Texas man wanting to win it big at a Ramona casino on Friday soon found himself behind bars and $500 poorer after a casino employee reportedly saw him drop a bag of suspected methamphetamine on the casino floor.
According to a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy, that afternoon a casino employee standing a few feet behind 52-year-old David Carl Staats at the “Mr. Money Bags” machine noticed the bag containing a “white powder substance” on the floor near Staat's feet.
Reportedly the bag had fallen to the floor when the Bedford, Texas man had pulled some money from his pocket, surveillance showed, said the affidavit.
Upon seeing the bag, the employee contacted security personnel who then secured the bag after Staats left the machine.
The sheriff's deputy arriving to the scene spoke to Staats whom security officials were holding outside. The deputy told him he would view video surveillance and conduct a field test of the substance found, but Staats reportedly denied dropping, using or possessing any methamphetamine.
After viewing the surveillance and finding the substance tested positive for methamphetamine, the deputy arrested him for possession of methamphetamine.
Following a hearing in Washington County District Court on Monday when the judge set his bond at $5,000, Staats posted bail and was released.
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