Witness in Tulsa police-corruption trial arrested on drug counts
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Saturday, October 06, 2012
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A former police informant and key witness in the Tulsa police corruption trials was arrested on drug complaints Thursday, jail records show.
Ryan Martin Logsdon, 39, was jailed on complaints of maintaining a house or vehicle where drugs are sold, possession of a controlled drug, delivering a controlled drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, records show.
According to his arrest report, a person conducted a "controlled buy" - buying drugs from Logsdon under police surveillance - for a deputy working with the Tulsa County Drug Task Force.
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 drug buy was for 2.1 grams of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, records state.
The controlled buy led to a search warrant on Thursday that resulted in Logsdon's arrest.
Officials recovered drug paraphernalia and 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 more than $17,500 bond.
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 in a drug-distribution case.
Larry and Larita Barnes, who are father and daughter, 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.
The federal investigation of Tulsa police officers and McFadden 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.
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Ryan Martin Logsdon: The 39-year-old, a convicted felon, testified against Tulsa police 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 in a drug-distribution case