Deputies arrest Bruce Parks for Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver

On September 10, 2012, the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning campsite #42 at Cottonshed Park on Millwood Lake.  Deputies Jade Hughes and Hector Cortez went to check on the campsite.  Deputies Hughes and Cortez contacted Chief Deputy Bryan McJunkins to come to the campsite.  Deputies observed items at the campsite associated with drug use.  Deputy Hughes and Cortez stayed at the campsite while Chief Deputy McJunkins went to get a search warrant for the camper trailer located at campsite #42.   While the officers were at the scene, Bruce Parks w/m age 73 arrived and made a statement that this was his campsite.  Chief Deputy McJunkins, Sheriff Morris and Deputy Travis Turner arrived a short time later and the search warrant was executed.  Officers seized, approximately 32 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, a tool kit with live ammo, scales, empty hydrocodone pill bottles, 3,147 dollars in cash and two vehicles.  The street value of the methamphetamine is approximately 3,200 dollars.  Bruce Parks has an Oklahoma driver’s license that shows a Haworth, Ok. address.   Bruce Parks also has an address in Hempstead County near Saratoga.  Bruce Parks is being held in the Howard County Jail awaiting formal charges.  

Sheriff Butch Morris