Drugs, manufactured currencies found during stolen cell phone investigation

Jesse Yarclay, 31, was arrested July 14 in Canadian County. (Canadian County Jail)

A stolen cell phone investigation turned into a much bigger arrest after deputies allegedly found manufactured currency, drugs and stolen licenses in a man’s home.

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says that his office was contacted July 14 after a citizen reported they had tracked their stolen cell phone to a travel trailer at an RV parked at 11528 I-40 Service Road. The victim told police his phone was stolen out of Newcastle and had been tracked to the area through an app.

Authorities garnered a search warrant and began staking out the residence. A deputy then spotted the man the trailer belonged to 31-year-old Jesse Yarclay driving on Mustang Road. Yarclay was stopped and taken into custody. During the arrest he allegedly admitted to marijuana being in the trailer but did not give deputies consent to search the residence.

A search warrant was then executed on the trailer and inside deputies found marijuana, stolen firearms, drivers’ licenses, counterfeit US currency and equipment that could be used to forge and manufacture bills and checks. Yarclay also allegedly had several driver’s licenses with different names and his photograph.

A rifle, found to be stolen out of Maryland, was also found in the residence.

Yarclay was arrested and booked into the Canadian County Jail on the following charges:

Possessing a firearm by a convicted felon, possessing stolen property, use of a firearm while committing a felony, taking or receiving a stolen credit card, possession of forged check, identity theft, altering or forging a certificate of title, and make sell or display false identification for felony purposes or to mislead a peace officer.

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