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Edmond search warrant leads to two arrests

Edmond police recovered 3.3 pounds of marijuana, $16,075 and more than 16 firearms during the search of a home on Holly Hill Road. Two people are arrested on drug complaints.
by Diana Baldwin Published: January 12, 2013

Two people were arrested on drug complaints after Edmond police served a search warrant at 640 Holly Hill Road.

Officers recovered 3.3 pounds of marijuana, $16,075 and more than 16 firearms during a search of the home in the Meadow Lake housing addition, between Kelly Avenue and Broadway and Second Street and Danforth Road.

Jesse Ryan Barnard, 26, was arrested Monday on complaints of possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute and possession of drugs, paraphernalia, drug proceeds and a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Alexis Dawn Payne, 19, of Warr Acres, faces complaints of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Barnard was free from jail Friday on $25,500 bail. Payne also was out of jail on $2,500 bail.

The search warrant was obtained after officers learned about drugs at Barnard's home.

Officers said they found handguns, rifles and a semi-automatic rifle in the master bedroom. They also reported finding a brown substance that appeared to be hashish, according to a police report released Friday.

Barnard, who agreed to talk to police, told them he was not a bad person but likes to smoke marijuana. He told police he sells a lot of marijuana, but smokes more than he sells. He denied growing marijuana and said he didn't get his marijuana in Edmond, police said. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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