The Norman Transcript

May 15, 2014

Former state GOP Chairman arrested on drug complaints

Chad Alexander booked into Oklahoma County jail Tuesday


The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police say a high-profile lobbyist and former chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says 40-year-old Chad Alexander was arrested Tuesday after a traffic stop in northwest Oklahoma City. A police report shows officers found more than three grams of cocaine and nine prescription pills inside a 2014 Mercedes that Alexander was driving.

Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Myers says Alexander was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on suspicion of drug possession and released on $5,000 bond.

Criminal charges have not been filed.

Alexander is a registered lobbyist with clients including the University of Oklahoma and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He did not immediately return a telephone message left by The Associated Press.