Weed bust involves second man named Weed
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.