December 16, 2020
By News Director Jared Atha
A convicted felon was found to be in possession of multiple firearms recently during a traffic stop in Beckham County.
According to a probable cause affidavit, 36-year-old Corey Dean Thompson of Granite was pulled over on December 5 on a county road after a Beckham County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed that the vehicle he was driving did not have a light on it’s license plate.
When asked for his driver’s license, Thompson would tell the deputy that his license was suspended. After running Thompson’s information through dispatch, the deputy was informed that Thompson had a warrant through Beckham County for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and obstructing an officer.
While speaking with Thompson, he would tell the deputy that there was methamphetamine in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy would not only find the meth, but would also find drug paraphernalia that included straws and a homemade bong and pills.
The deputy would also find a cache of guns that included a .22 rifle, a loaded .357 revolver, a .22 pistol, and a .9mm pistol. The deputy would also find three boxes of ammunition, a “banana clip” magazine, an extra magazine for a pistol, and a large quantity of loose .22 ammunition.
When asked, Thompson would tell the deputy that he had been convicted of a felony in the past.
Thompson was charged on December 9 with four counts of possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and driving with a suspended license.
Bond was set for Thompson at $15,000.
Thompson’s next court date is scheduled for January 25.