According to Ottawa County Sheriff's Detective Derek Derwin on the evening of March 12, Ottawa County Deputies were conducting a driver’s license and safety checkpoint on S 590 Road near E 90 Road in rural Miami. At the checkpoint deputies made contact with two individuals in a small red passenger car. Deputy Ron Journagan approached the driver, identified as Sean Allen McCullough, 21, of Wyandotte and asked for his drivers license and insurance verification. The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Kassandra Madison, 24, of Wyandotte, offered her drivers license to Journagan.

Journagan reports that when Madison reached into the glove compartment to retrieve the insurance verification for the vehicle, he noticed her throw an object from the glove compartment to the floor. Journagan, concerned that the occupants of the vehicle might have a weapon, ordered them out of the vehicle, and looked in the floor of the vehicle.

There Journagan noticed a small plastic bottle, that was bubbling, and warm to the touch. Deputies recognized the bottle as a “shake and bake” type methamphetamine lab. Both subjects were placed under arrest. Also in the vehicle was Madison’s 3-month-old daughter.

Deputies took the child into protective custody, and had the child transported to the hospital by ambulance for an emergency health screening. The child was later released to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Deputies Jason Bissell, Carl Boyd, and Sergeant Holli Goforth inventoried the vehicle, and searched both suspects. They located a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, two smoking pipes, and a small baggie believed to be synthetic marijuana. Investigator Chris Morris with the Ottawa County District Attorney’s office processed the meth lab, and the vehicle was seized.

Sean McCullough was charged with Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine, his bond was set in Ottawa County District court on March 12 at $25,000.00. Kassandra Madison was charged with Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Child Endangerment, Possession of Methanphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, her bond was set at a total of $55,000.00.

Sheriff Terry Durborow thanked the Ottawa County District Attorneys Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Ottawa County Department of Human Services, and the staff at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center for their cooperation in the incident. Sheriff Durborow reminds the citizens of Ottawa County that battling the manufacture of methamphetamine is a difficult job, due in large part to the ease of concealing a small methamphetamine lab, and also asks for any information concerning illegal drug use or manufacture be reported to authorities immediately.