Police seize six pounds of pot, $21,000 during bust near school

Zachary E. Knowles, 27, arrested after Village police find drugs, money, weapons and ledgers inside home three blocks from Casady School
by Tim Willert Published: July 10, 2012

Police seized more than six pounds of marijuana along with $21,000 in cash and a loaded shotgun from a residence near Casady School after a child answered the door, court documents show.

Zachary Everest Knowles, 27, was arrested about 7 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 1400 block of Oxford after officers were greeted by the child and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the house, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court.

Officers were responding to the residence on an “unrelated call” when they came in contact with Knowles.

He was arrested on multiple complaints, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, according to the affidavit.

Knowles acknowledged smoking marijuana “earlier” that day, and told officers he had “some” marijuana in the house.

When police asked if he had an ounce or more, Knowles said “more,” according to the affidavit.

When asked if he was dealing drugs or it was for personal use, Knowles answered “personal use,” police reported.

During a search of the residence, officers reported finding 2,724 grams of marijuana, 218 grams of hashish, miscellaneous pills, plastic baggies, two digital scales and multiple glass pipes.

Police also recovered what appeared to be lists with the names of customers and amounts owed; $21,070 in cash; a .380 semi-automatic pistol with a full magazine next to it; and a loaded shotgun leaning against the closet door in Knowles' bedroom, according to the affidavit.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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Casady School, 9500 N Pennsylvania, is approximately three blocks from Zachary Everest Knowles' residence.

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