WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - We're learning more about a Waurika school board member who was arrested Thursday afternoon for drugs and weapon charges.
According to arrest affidavits, an undercover officer made arrangements with Patrick James Dudley, 46, to purchase four ounces of cocaine for $3,200.
The undercover officer met with Dudley in a parking lot in the 3900 block of Kell Blvd. Around 12:35 p.m. Dudley arrived and the officer got into Dudley's truck to make the exchange.
According to the arrest affidavit, Dudley pulled out a clear bag with a large white powder-like substance and weighed it on a scale. The suspected cocaine weighed four ounces. The undercover officer handed Dudley a large amount of 20 dollar bills, according to court documents. Dudley also pulled out several clear bags with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana which weighed 6.01 ounces, according to the arrest affidavit.
After the exchange, SWAT officers removed Dudley from his vehicle. The drugs were field tested positive for marijuana and cocaine.
A loaded 9 mm handgun was also seized during the undercover sting. Dudley was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance PG 1, possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department tells us that they have been investigating Dudley for 9 months and recently executed a search warrant, along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, on the funeral home in Waurika owned by Dudley. When contacted by phone, employees at the funeral home hung up on our reporter.
He also has a federal hold for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance with the U.S. Marshals.