By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — Two Stillwater men, who live together at a house on N. Charolais from which $1,500 worth of heroin was allegedly seized, have been ordered to stand trial on drug trafficking charges that carry as much as a life prison term on conviction.
Joshua David Guth, 37, and Steven William Wisler, 38, remain held in the Payne County Jail on $50,000 bail each pending their court appearances before separate judges in November.
“Guth told me he is in a partnership with Steven Wisler and they sell heroin to make money. Guth told me he picks up 1/2 ounce of heroin from Oklahoma City three times per week,” Stillwater Police Detective Josh Carson alleged in an affidavit.
“Josh told me he was staying with Steven Wisler and doing laundry… Guth stated he was selling heroin from the residence,” Carson alleged in his affidavit.
On June 26, “Steven admitted to just picking up heroin last night. Steven advised he sells heroin to make money. Steven said he and his wife are heavy addicts and this supports his addiction. Steven further admitted he typically picks up 1/2 an ounce a few times a week from his supplier,” Stillwater Police Detective Brett Moore alleged in an affidavit.
During a search of the defendants’ residence that day by both detectives, “I located numerous prepackaged baggies of heroin in a locked safe inside the residence,” where syringes and spoons with heroin residue along with packaging material and scales were found, Moore alleged in an affidavit.
At the time of the June 26 arrests, Wisler was on probation for possession of methamphetamine, a syringe and a spoon in 2016, which the prosecution is seeking to revoke since Wisler tested positive for opiates, methamphetamine and amphetamine in 2018, court records allege.
Guth was on probation for possession of hydrocodone, syringes and spoons with wet cotton in 2017, which he violated by testing positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and opiates in 2018, court records allege.