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Oklahoma political consultant described as 'out of control'

An Oklahoma City man accused of selling cocaine to political consultant Chad Alexander called him “out of control.”
by Nolan Clay Published: July 12, 2014
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The Oklahoma City man accused of selling cocaine to Chad Alexander described the prominent political consultant and lobbyist as “out of control,” police said.

Sammy D. Dehart, 41, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with cocaine distribution. He was arrested Wednesday.

Dehart is accused in the felony charge of delivering cocaine to Alexander on May 13.

Alexander was arrested that evening shortly after a police inspector saw him and Dehart inside a car at the Deep Fork Grill in north Oklahoma City. Alexander admitted purchasing $200 worth of cocaine that evening for his personal use, police said.

Before his arrest, Alexander, a former Republican Party chairman, was considered one of the state’s most influential political consultants. As a lobbyist, he has helped the University of Oklahoma and others with issues at the state Capitol.

OU did not renew his contract.

Even in an election year, his arrest has become the talk of political circles in the state.

Questioned June 30, Dehart admitted he sold cocaine to Alexander, police Inspector Tobias Frederick reported in a court affidavit. Dehart said he was doing a friend a favor, the inspector reported.

“Dehart stated that Alexander was out of control,” the inspector also reported in the affidavit. The statement was not further explained.

“Chad Alexander is happier and healthier than he was before all of this started,” his defense attorney, Tommy Adler, said. “He’s in absolute control of his life now, despite what somebody’s opinion may have been about him before he got the help that he needed.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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