Former police informant, corruption trial witness arrested on drug complaints
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Friday, October 05, 2012
11/27/12 at 7:29 AM
A key witness in the Tulsa police corruption trials and former police
informant was arrested Thursday on drug complaints, jail records show.
Ryan Martin Logsdon, 39, was jailed on complaints of maintaining a house or
vehicle where drugs were sold, possession of a controlled drug, delivering
a controlled drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.
According to the arrest report, a deputy working with the Tulsa County Drug
Task Force used a person to conduct a controlled buy, in which the person
allegedly bought drugs from Logsdon under police surveillance.
The controlled buy was conducted Sept. 27 at Logsdon's residence in the
7500 block of North Peoria Avenue, according to the arrest report.
The alleged drug buy was for 2.1 grams of a substance that tested positive
for methamphetamine, jail records show.
The controlled buy led to a search warrant Thursday that resulted in
Officials also recovered a "small amount of a green leafy
substance that I (the arresting officer) believe to be marijuana,"
according to the arrest report affidavit.
Logsdon was released from the Tulsa Jail on Friday morning after posting
bond of more than $17,500.
A federal investigation of Tulsa police officers and a federal agent began
as early as 2008 and resulted in charges against six current or former
Tulsa police officers and the federal agent, as well as accusations of
criminal behavior against five officers who were never charged.
Logsdon, a convicted felon, testified against officers in the 2011 trial
that led to convictions against former Tulsa Police Officer Jeff Henderson.
Logsdon and former ATF agent Brandon McFadden testified that they framed
Larry and Larita Barnes in 2007 for selling drugs.
Larry and Larita Barnes, father and daughter respectively, have ongoing
lawsuits against the city claiming damages for wrongful imprisonment.
Henderson was acquitted last year on a charge that he framed the Barneses
and violated their civil rights. He was convicted on eight counts unrelated
to the Barnes' allegation and is appealing his convictions.
Ryan Martin Logsdon booking mug from Thursday arrest
2011 Ryan Martin Logsdon booking mug