Former KTUL anchorman arrested on meth complaint
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
8/22/12 at 10:49 AM
A former Tulsa television news anchorman was arrested Monday after police found a substance in his vehicle that is believed to be meth, an arrest report states.
Jerry Giordano, 50, who left his longtime position at KTUL, channel 8, in 2010, was pulled over about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in a pickup that contained two bags of a "crystalline substance" and another "large rock" of the substance, the report says.
Police stopped the 1990 Ford F-150 on Harvard Avenue just north of 41st Street after noticing an expired license tag, according to the report. Giordano also had no insurance, so police called for a wrecker and searched the pickup, the report says.
A small bag of the substance was in the driver's seat, along with another bag in a driver-side door panel and the rock in the driver-side door handle, according to the report.
The substance in the bag on the driver's seat tested "presumptive positive" for methamphetamine, the report says.
Giordano was arrested and booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of drug possession, records show. He was released on $2,500 bond.
Giordano, whose first name is listed in jail records as Gerald, was arrested in 2008 on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run. He pleaded guilty later that year to DUI and leaving the scene of an accident and was put on probation for one year.
Giordano worked for KTUL from 1996 to May 2010 and has worked at Coldwell Banker Select in Tulsa since June 2010, according to reports.
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Jerry Giordano: He was arrested in 2008 on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run.