Tulsa Police arrest man, find fentanyl in his watch

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) said they found fentanyl inside a man’s wrist watch while they were booking him into jail.

TPD said at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night, they found Christopher Bartley near 51st and Peoria.

Due to a forgery charge, Bartley had a felony warrant out for his arrest, TPD said.

TPD said while searching Bartley, they discovered he was was wearing two pairs of pants and had a small amount of fentanyl and methamphetamine in his pockets.

When booking Bartley into the Tulsa County Jail, a small amount of fentanyl was found inside his watch, TPD said.

“During this booking process we start taking his personal property and we take his wrist watch, that watch was on his right wrist. When officers took it they noticed it was peculiar. So the void, where you would have the mechanisms of a watch, was absent and within it was fentanyl. More fentanyl, in the wrist watch,” said Captain Richard Meulenberg with TPD.

TPD said Bartley had about 250 grams of fentanyl on him. In Oklahoma, possession of five grams or more of fentanyl is considered aggravated trafficking.

According to TPD, Bartley was arrested for:

  • Aggravated trafficking of fentanyl AFCF (After former conviction of a felony).
  • Drug possession/methamphetamine AFCF
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jaywalking