On 04/01/2024 at approximately 2330 hours, Wagoner County Investigators, and District #27 Drug and Violent crime task force, Wagoner County Deputies, & Wagoner Police Department responded to the 1600 Block of Stevens Place in Wagoner, Oklahoma to execute a search warrant.

Upon arrival Deputies made contact with the suspect, identified as James Duane Redman of Wagoner, Oklahoma. As deputies were conducting the search, they discovered a camo backpack containing 120 grams of a crystal-like substance. Additionally, multiple empty Ziplock baggies, a scale, and a black semi-automatic pistol were located inside the backpack with the crystal-like substance. Deputies located a large barrel that contained seven pounds of a green leafy substance and multiple pills during the search warrant.

Deputies seized currency that was being used for narcotic sales and the multiple firearms that were located at the residence. James Duane Redman was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center and booked into same. James Redman was charged with Felon in possession of a Firearm, Distribution of CDS, Trafficking CDS, Child Endangerment x 4, Possession of (Drug) Proceeds. He was transferred from the Wagoner County Detention Center on 04-02-2024 to the Muscogee Creek Nation Police due to tribal status to await his charges.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the District #27 Drug and Violent crime task force, Wagoner Police Department, and the Hulbert Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. Deputy B. Kammerzell, Deputy M. King, Deputy M. Gray, Wagoner County Investigators, District 27 Drug Task Force Agents, Chief B. Quimby (Hulbert PD), Officer Woodstock, and Officer A. Deel (Wagoner PD) all assisted with this apprehension. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office will continue to partner with these agencies to ensure individuals selling these narcotics are brought to justice.