Ada resident charged with drug trafficking

Lisa Vanbuskirk

An Ada woman was charged recently with trafficking methamphetamine.

Lisa Rachelle Vanbuskirk, 35, of Ada was charged Oct. 27 with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and two counts of unlawful use of a communications device.

Vanbuskirk was arrested Oct. 12.

According to an affidavit filed by Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Agent Mark Combes, OBN began purchasing drugs from Vanbuskirk in July.

OBN used a criminal informant to purchase one ounce of methamphetamine from Vanbuskirk July 14 at her residence, Combes said.

“The CI paid Vanbuskirk $400 in Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Official Advance Funds,” Combes said in the affidavit. “… This transaction was recorded by surveillance equipment and monitored by other agents and I in real time.”

Combes said the informant again purchased methamphatamine from Vanbuskirk on July 21. This time, the informant purchased two ounces of methamphetamine and paid $800, Combs said.

Combes said he himself purchased methamphetamine from Vanbuskirk on two occasions.

He said he purchased two ounces of methamphetamine Aug. 9 when he met with Vanbuskirk in Tupelo.

“On (Aug. 29), I purchased two ounces of (methamphetamine) from Vanbuskirk in Fittstown,” Combes said. “The transaction occurred in the front seat of Vanbuskirk’s vehicle …”

Vanbuskirk remains in the Pontotoc County Justice Center. Her bail is set at $250,000.

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