By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing couple and a teenager, all of whom were located in a shed in the 500 block of S. Steele, have been jailed on charges of possessing a drug with intent to distribute as a result of a search warrant obtained by Cushing Police Officer Jerrod Livergood that was served on the property at 6:14 a.m. on July 27.

Carlos Terrill Maxwell, 49, an ex-convict released from prison in December of 2019, has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, being a convicted felon in possession of a shotgun, and having drug paraphernalia described as digital scales and packaging.

Maxwell remains jailed on $75,000 bail pending a Sept. 14 court appearance at which he can seek a preliminary hearing. If convicted of the three-count charge, Maxwell could be given as much as a life prison term plus 11 years’ incarceration.

Candi Leigh Preeo, 39, also known by the surname of Young and an ex-convict released from prison in July of 2015, has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, being a felon in possession of a shotgun, and having drug paraphernalia described as digital scales and packaging.

Preeo remains jailed on $50,000 bail pending a Sept. 10 preliminary hearing. If convicted of the three-count charge, Preeo could be given as much as a life prison term plus 11 years’ incarceration.

Rian Lee Hiltzman, 18, also known by the surname of Preeo, has been charged with possessing marijuana and MDMA with intent to distribute, as well as having drug paraphernalia describe as digital scales and packaging. The teenager remains jailed on $20,000 bail pending a Sept 14 court appearance at which he can seek a preliminary hearing. If convicted of both counts, the teen could be incarcerated for as long as six years.

The Cushing police officer, who obtained a search warrant for the residence, shed, and vehicles, served it with the assistance of Stillwater police and Payne County sheriff’s deputies, according to his affidavit.

In the shed, Livergood found in a plastic tub a baggy containing suspected methamphetamine residue; Livergood also located a coffee can with a false bottom compartment containing about 30 sandwich bags and about 200 “stamp bags,” his affidavit alleged.

“During the search, a white and pink small bag was located next to the bed that contained a clear baggy containing a white powdery substance, along with $53 in one-dollar bills and some loose change,” his affidavit alleged.

“I also located a functioning digital scale inside the shed. The scale and large amount of baggies are consistent with narcotic sales. An unmarked prescription pill container was also located in the shed that contained 98 Tramadol pills that area a scheduled 4 medication,” Livergood alleged in his affidavit.

“Mail was located inside of the shed that was addressed to Carlos Maxwell, Candi Preeo, and Rian Hiltzman,” the affidavit alleged.

Inside the shed, the Cushing officer located the bottom half of a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun in one corner, with the barrel and collapsible stock in another corner, the affidavit alleged. “Both items were inside of the shed/living quarters within about 15 feet of the individuals,” the affidavit alleged.

Multiple items were allegedly seized in a room in the house where the teenager had been staying, according to a woman, who was not charged, court records show.

“Some of the items included a .45 caliber pistol with live ammunition in the magazine, digital scales, and approximately six separate containers/baggies containing a green leafy substance,” the affidavit alleged. One item was described as a prescription marijuana baggy, the affidavit alleged. “There were also a large amount of assorted-sized clear plastic baggies,” ranging from very small to large in the bedroom, the affidavit alleged.

“I later asked if Hiltzman had a marijuana license and he advised that he did not,” Livergood alleged in his affidavit.

“I located 12 prescription marijuana packages, all of which did not have a prescription label listing the patient name,” Livergood alleged in his affidavit.

Also located were 47 clear baggies, eight of which had a crystal-like residue, and nine had a small amount of a green leafy substance, the affidavit alleged.

“I also located 14 pills” that field tested as MDMA in a headphone case with $60 in cash, Livergood alleged in his affidavit.

According to Payne County court records and the state Department of Corrections, Maxwell was previously convicted of:

* drug delivery in 2012 for which he received in 2013 a six-month jail term followed by six and one-half years of probation that was revoked in 2019 to prison with a substance treatment program in custody followed by probation;

* drug possession in 2011 for which he was ordered into Drug Court in 2012 from which he was terminated four months later after which he withdrew his guilty plea in 2013, only to plead guilty again seven months later when he was given a concurrent six-month jail term followed by six and one-half years of probation;

* methamphetamine possession in 2010, for which he was placed on three years’ probation that was revoked in 2013 to six months in jail.

According to Payne County court records and the DOC, Preeo, listed in prison records by the surname of Young, was previously convicted of:

* methamphetamine trafficking in 2005 for which in 2007 she was given five years of probation that was revoked in 2012 to five years in prison;

* drug possession in 2011 for which she was given in 2012 a concurrent five years in prison;

* bogus checks in 2009 for which she was ordered in 2010 to pay $2,899 restitution along with serving five years of probation that was revoked in 2012 to a concurrent five years in prison;

* three counts of child abuse in 2003 for which in 2007 she was given five years of probation that was revoked in 2012 to a concurrent three years in prison.

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