Weed bust in­volves sec­ond man named Weed

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A lit­tle more than a month af­ter his brother was ar­rested for traf­fick­ing mar­i­juana, another man with the last name Weed was ar­rested Tues­day af­ter po­lice said they found a large amount of the drug in a car he was driv­ing.

Of­fi­cers had been mon­i­tor­ing a house in the 2900 block of Shirley Lane where they were tipped off about a pos­si­ble drug de­liv­ery. About 4:30 p.m. Tues­day, of­fi­cers saw a man drive up to the home and en­ter the res­i­dence with a “large black box,” ac­cord­ing to a court af­fi­davit.

Shortly af­ter, po­lice said Ja­son Tyler Weed, 25, and Bran­don Tay­lor Williams, 19, left the home with the box and got into a ve­hi­cle with the girl­friend of Weed’s brother, Vanessa Lila Ya­hola, 18, and drove about two blocks. Williams and Ya­hola left the ve­hi­cle and Weed drove into a park­ing lot, where he was stopped by of­fi­cers and con­sented

to a search of the ve­hi­cle.

Inside the ve­hi­cle, po­lice said they found more than 10 pounds of mar­i­juana, about $2,800 in cash and an as­sault-style ri­fle. Of­fi­cers said they had pre­vi­ously ar­rested Ja­son Weed and Williams for pos­ses­sion of drugs and drug pro­ceeds, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

Weed, Ya­hola and Williams were ar­rested on com­plaints of pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute and pos­ses­sion of a firearm in the com­mis­sion of a felony.

Po­lice said they’re fa­mil­iar with the Weed fam­ily, writ­ing in a court af­fi­davit in con­nec­tion to Ja­son Weed’s younger brother that they had “ar­rested his par­ents and a brother of his for large amounts of mar­i­juana in the past.”

On Aug. 1, Bran­don Clay Weed, 19, and his girl­friend, Ya­hola, were ar­rested at a home in the 8700 block of NW 90 along with two other peo­ple af­ter nearly 10 pounds of mar­i­juana, nearly $45,000 in cash, scales, bongs and a num­ber of guns were found in a search of the home.

Bran­don Weed had been charged in Ok­la­homa County District Court on March 3 on counts of pos­sess­ing mar­i­juana and Xanax with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, stem­ming from a search of his apart­ment in De­cem­ber.

He also was charged on July 10 in Texas County District Court on counts of traf­fick­ing mar­i­juana and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

Ja­son Weed and Ya­hola were booked into the Ok­la­homa County jail on Wed­nes­day and re­leased on $25,000 bail. Williams re­mained in the jail as of Thurs­day af­ter­noon, held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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