Oklahoma crime briefs for June 27, 2013

Man arrested after 2 found dead in Calumet house fire.
Modified: June 26, 2013 at 7:23 pm •  Published: June 26, 2013
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CRIME BRIEFS

Man held in deaths of woman, boy

Law officers arrested a man in the suspicious deaths of a woman and a boy who were found dead in a house fire. The names of the victims have not been released. Dental records are needed to confirm their identities, state medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliott said. Firefighters said the victims were a mother and her son. Their bodies were discovered about 4:40 a.m. June 16 in a house fire at 108 N Flynn. Calumet police requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's help. Derek Don Posey, 30, was arrested by OSBI agents, federal agents and Tulsa police about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4101 S 39th W Ave. in Tulsa, according to an OSBI news release. Posey was taken to the Canadian County jail in El Reno, where he was booked on two homicide complaints.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Four arrested, pot seized

Four people from El Paso, Texas, were arrested and 162 pounds of marijuana was seized in a traffic stop on Interstate 35, the Oklahoma County sheriff reported Wednesday. About 8:15 p.m. Monday, a deputy assigned to a drug trafficking task force noticed a white Ford Excursion with Texas license plates straddle the road lines near I-35 and Hefner Road and pulled the driver over. Other law officers arrived and found three metal boxes inside the fuel tank with nine bundles of compressed marijuana weighing 162 pounds, according to a news release. Arrested on complaints of trafficking marijuana were Ismael Maldonado, 21, Ismael Ramirez, 20, Yannet Munoz, 20, and Janet Mejia, 19.

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