Speeder catches additional charges after deputy discovers suspended license and pills

59-year-old Michael Cox was charged with possession of Gabapentin, speeding, and driving on suspended after he was pulled over for speeding on Highway 79 and an aspirin bottle containing Gabapentin was found in his vehicle.

On November 11th, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Keatts spotted a speeding vehicle on Highway 79. The deputy confirmed on radar that the vehicle was moving at 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Keatts initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Michael Cox.

Michael Cox (SCSO)
Michael Cox (SCSO)

His identification was run through the system and returned as ID only. It also verified Michael had a suspended Oklahoma driver’s license. He stated he did not have insurance on the vehicle and an Aspirin bottle was located that contained 5 Gabapentin pills. Michael could not provide the deputy with a prescription for Gabapentin.

Michael Cox was arrested and charged with speeding, driving un-insured, driving on a suspended license, and possession of Gabapentin. He was later released on probation.

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