By:  Patti Weaver

    (Stillwater, Okla.) — An ex-convict from Stillwater, who got out of prison five months ago, was charged Monday with delivering methamphetamine to a Stillwater Police Department confidential informant and trafficking in methamphetamine on March 8 — four days after he appeared in court on an earlier methamphetamine trafficking charge.
    If convicted of his latest drug charges, George Willard Mefford III, 50, could be given two life prison terms and $120,000 in fines, court records show.
    Mefford has been ordered jailed on $100,000 total bail on his new methamphetamine charges pending his arraignment on Thursday.
    At the time of his latest arrest, Mefford was free on $10,000 bail on charges of methamphetamine trafficking and being a convicted felon in possession of a loaded single shot .410 shotgun, both on Jan. 30 in Stillwater, court records show. If convicted of both counts, Mefford could be given a life prison term plus 10 years and $110,000 in fines.
    According to the state Department of Corrections, Mefford, who has also used the first name, Tray, was previously convicted in Payne County of:
    * drug possession in 2007 for which he was originally given probation that was changed in 2015 to a prison term of six years and eight months of which he served about two years;
    * drug possession in 2012 for which he was given a concurrent prison term in 2015 of six years and eight months of which he served about two years;
    * drug possession with intent to distribute in 2014 for which he was given a concurrent prison term in 2015 of 10 years of which he served almost three years;
    * drug possession with intent to distribute in 2015 for which he was given a concurrent prison term in 2015 of 10 years of which he served almost three years.
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