Police arrested Matthew B. Farris, 23, of Oklahoma City, on complaints of possession of a controlled and dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, according to a police report released today. He was in Oklahoma County jail today and bail had not been set. He has not been charged.
Farris’ boss, Christopher Green, 31, of Joplin, Mo., is the owner of Wireless Rigs, a business that has a branch in the TA Travel Center at 501 S Morgan Road, officer Leigh Ramos wrote in the report. Green told police he suspected Farris of stealing from the business and came to Oklahoma City on Thursday to fire him.
Green found a FedEx package with Farris’ name on it, in care of Wireless Rigs, when he got to the truck stop, according to the report. Farris told police he had not been expecting a package and Farris did not have permission to have packages delivered to work.
Green said he opened the package and found four boxes of Nerds, a pebble-like hard candy, Ramos wrote. Two of the boxes contained only candy, but the other two had 315 OxyContin pills mixed in.
Green called police, and Farris called to ask about the package when police were interviewing Green, according to the report. Green told him it was there, and police arrested Farris when he came to the truck stop to pick it up.
Police found marijuana and a glass pipe with marijuana residue when they did an inventory search on his sport utility vehicle before it was towed away, Ramos wrote.
Farris pleaded guilty in June to an Oklahoma County count of DUI and received a deferred sentence, court records show.”