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Duncan woman held on meth charge

A felony arrest warrant for endeavoring to sell methamphetamines was issued Wednesday for a 49-year-old Duncan woman with a trio of prior drug convictions. 

The warrant was issued in Stephens County District Court charging Rhonda Sue Pannell with a felony count of endeavoring to distribute controlled dangerous substance  after former conviction of two or more felonies, records indicate. She's looking at up to life in prison if convicted.

Pannell has prior felony convictions in Stephens County: February 2002, unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute; August 2002, possession of controlled dangerous substance; and January 2012, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. 

According to the probable cause affidavit, Pannell was first targeted by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) for a controlled drug buy Nov. 3, 2017. Agent Rick Strain stated that a confidential informant attempted to purchase a half-ounce of meth from Pannell at her home for $400 but the sale fell through. The confidential informant sent to make the buy said he owed her $200 from a previous transaction prior to becoming utilized by the OBN. Strain stated he agreed to cover the previous debt. The debt was paid but no purchase was made. The informant did report seeing Pannell smoking a meth pipe while there.

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