Kay County jury finds Broken Arrow man not guilty of drug distribution charge

November 16, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A jury took 23 minutes Wednesday to find Neil Allen Sifferath, 24, Broken Arrow,  not guilty of a felony count of unlawful possession of meth with intent to distribute after two or more felony convictions in Kay County District Court.

Neil Allen Sifferath

Sifferath was arrested by a Kay County deputy on Nov. 11, 2022 on I-35 during a traffic stop.

Deputy Jon Stieber reports in the affidavit that he pulled over a vehicle traveling 85mph in a 75mph zone. The driver was identified as Sifferath. Stieber reports that Sifferath had glossy eyes and that there was a hypodermic syringe containing a brown liquid in the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, Stieber reports finding a bag of meth, a second syringe and a glass smoking pipe with white residue. Officials report that the bag contained 5.4 grams of meth and that the syringe contained 20 liquid units of meth.

Before the trial Sifferath enter guilty pleas to misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with out a license. The jury recommended maximum punishment on those charges.

In a second case, Sifferath is charged with bail jumping. He is set for a plea docket in that case on Dec. 4 and sentencing on the other charges is set for the same time.