Sapulpa Police bust three on drug charges with intent to sell



Tuesday, October 1st at 4:24 pm Officer Brogdon executed a search warrant at 118 W. Burnham Street along with Officer Jacob Byram assisting.

Dustin Bruner, 37, was in the back yard, mowing the grass. When the officers arrived, Bruner walked away from the mower and out of sight of the officers, and then returned a short while later and continued to mow the grass. Officers continued to the backyard and secured Bruner, and during a search of the area recovered a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance, which later tested positive for Methamphetamine. The amount was equal to about .5 grams.

Dustin Bruner was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and has at least four felony convictions in Creek County, ranging from Possession of Stolen Property, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Domestic Assault and Battery, and Assault with Intent to Kill.

The residents of the property, 39-year-old Sammy Bruner and 46-year-old Loy Powell, were also arrested as part of the search warrant execution. In the home, police found the following:

  • Two multicolor smoking pipes, one clear glass pipe, one green glass pipe, one blue pipe, a grinder and spoon that were silver in color, and 3 cut straws with drug residue inside.
  • There were four blue baggies containing 2.3 grams each of a crystal-like substance and one clear bag with a weight of .5 grams containing a crystal-like substance. One of the blue baggies was field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The blue baggies appeared to be packaged to sell.
  • A red container with five blue baggies and nine clear baggies. All of the baggies appeared to have drug residue inside.
  • Three empty syringes.
  • Four cell phones and a tablet.

According to the arrest affidavit, Sammy Bruner admitted he and Powell were methamphetamine users but claimed he did not sell it. Officer Brogdon ask the defendants why the Sapulpa Police Department was receiving information about him selling methamphetamine, to which the defendant again denied selling drugs.

Both Sammy Bruner and Loy Powell were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A check of the Sammy Bruner’s criminal history revealed for prior felony convictions the last being in 2015. Loy Powell had no previous felony convictions.

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Micah Choquette

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