The Norman Transcript


June 12, 2013

Police find 2 pounds of meth

NORMAN — An Oklahoma City couple was charged with drug trafficking Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court after police found more than two pounds of methamphetamines in their home.

Shilo Renee McManes, 34, and Curtis Brandon McManes, 33, both face charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and acquiring proceeds from drug activity.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the charges, police intercepted a package being delivered to the McManes’ home in Cleveland County containing about 555 grams of methamphetamines.

Police prepared the package for delivery, obtained an anticipatory search warrant for the home, and upon execution of the search warrant found another pound of meth and a pound of marijuana.

Plastic bags, scales and a drug ledger used in distributing illegal drugs were located in the home as well as a large sum of U.S. currency police believed to be proceeds of illegal drug sales, the affidavit said.

Several firearms, including pistols and shotguns, many loaded and in plain sight, also were found.

Curtis McManes admitted to owning the guns and drugs and even told police where some of the items were located. He also told police his wife knew about him dealing drugs but did not sell anything for him, the affidavit said.

Shilo McManes told police she knew her husband was dealing drugs, saw transactions occur several times and said also he had received a package of meth just two weeks ago, the document stated.

“She also knew the package he received today (June 6) contained illegal drugs and who had helped him get the methamphetamines,” the affidavit said.

No bail has been set for the defendants and they were to be transported Tuesday to the Cleveland County Detention Center or be released if they are not held on other charges, according to the affidavit.

According to an enhancement page filed with the charges, Curtis McManes has previously been convicted of or pled guilty to possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Grady County in November 2004.

Jessica Bruha


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Sunday: · 12:03 a.m. vandalism, 100 block of 12th Avenue Southeast · 6:42 a.m. burglary report, 300 block of 12th Avenue Southeast · 9:21 a.m. vandalism, 1500 block of North ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Jason Ashley Shannon, 35, possession of controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; driving with a ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Bail set for one more in homicide

    A hearing for the state’s motion to hold two suspects without bail in connection with the homicide of Justin Barnard, 24, of Norman, was continued Monday in Cleveland County District Court. Special Judge Steve Stice overruled the motion ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Lucky ducky

    The 200-pound plaster duck known as “Samo Ducky,” located near the Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood Ave. in Lions Park and reported missing on Thursday, has been located, according to the Norman Police Department....

    April 12, 2014

  • DSE_SamoDucky ‘Samo Ducky’ taken from Firehouse Art Center in Norman

    The 200-pound plaster duck known as “Samo Ducky,” located near the Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood Ave. in Lions Park, has been reported missing, FAC Executive Director Douglas Shaw Elder said....

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police academy 10 Norman Police Department cadets take oath

    Eleven police cadets stood at attention and took the oath that turned them into Norman police officers Thursday afternoon at the Norman Masonic Lodge. They had been escorted by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, honored by police ...

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Two charged with selling alcohol to minor

    After underage confidential informants conducted alcohol compliance checks with the ABLE Commission in January, two restaurant workers were charged Wednesday for selling alcohol to a minor....

    April 11, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Tuesday: · 10:04 a.m. harassment or threats reports, 1900 block of Fillmore Avenue · 10:21 a.m. larceny report, 4400 block of West Main Street · 10:37 a.m. fraud, 2300 block ...

    April 11, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Jacob Neal Higgins, 23, false declaration in ownership of pawn · Michael Aaron Schmidt, 22, grand larceny, false declaration ...

    April 11, 2014

  • Two plead guilty in murder

    Earlier this week, a man charged with first-degree murder waived his Monday jury trial and pleaded guilty to the murder charge and four other counts. Court records show Gilbert Paz, 38, of Weatherford, pleaded guilty to first-degree ...

    April 10, 2014