Wilson police officer catches, arrests stepson growing marijuana in bedroom

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

CARTER COUNTY, OK – A 20-year-old was booked into the Carter County Jail on marijuana charges by his own stepfather.

Authorities say Josh Purser was taken into custody by his stepfather, who is a lieutenant on the Wilson Police force.

Police Chief Felix Hernandez says the stepfather caught Purser growing marijuana in his room. That was when we're told the stepfather arrested him in his own home.

Purser could face charges for possession of an illegal substance and intent to cultivate.


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  • by here we go again on May 23, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    How does it fell to be ride of the ex-wife?
  • by Here we go again on Mar 26, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    The ex-wife now will not sign the deforce papers usless the officer drop's all the charges from where she went into a public place and hit the officer. Good luck officer this woman is or has lost her mind and can't get over herself. I hope that you can take her to the cleaners. My question is ( Do you have the grandkids play make up?)
  • by Here we go again on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:21 PM
    I just love the face that the officers ex wife was put in jail because she hit this office, because he was eating pizza with some on else, she told him to get out and they were devoriced but she will not let go. I hope the officer reads this and keeps checking I will let him know what she is trying as I find out. I hope he get a great lowyer and sues the crap out of her. That was she might grow up.
  • by concern person on Mar 12, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    well lets let everybody know the same officer who arrested this boy because it was the right thing to do.is adultry listed as a crime also... stop and think about it people
  • by YOU KNOW WHO I AM Location: oklahoma on Mar 1, 2008 at 06:33 PM
    OK For all of you Downing "young man" for living at home and as for his past! I KNOW FOR A FACT WHAT HE DOES AND WHY HE IS AT HOME! He HAS a job and Has had one since he come back from cali! The step dad seems to have a problem with all of her children living at home! Until you know the whole of the matter dont down someone you dont know! HE Went to cali to be with his kids and came back only recently cause his wife and he needed a break for a while! AND WHOEVER MADE THE COMMENTS ABOUT THE OTHER CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE CAN SHUT UP GET A LIFE AND STAY OUT OF MY BROTHERS LIVES! LIKE ALL OF YOU WERE PERFECT AS KIDS OR YOUNG ADULTS!EVERYONE MESS UP IN SOMEWAY OR ANOTHER IN THERE LIFE GET OVER IT! IF THINGS WERE DEALT WITH AT HOME INSTEAD OF WANTING TO TURN YOUR CHILDREN OVER TO OTHER PEOPLE USE YOUR BRAINS WERE DO KIDS GO WRONG AT! BE PARENTS INSTEAD OF CRY BABIES TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS AT HOME
  • by steve Location: texas on Feb 16, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    I guess that the 20 year old should have had his own place and not in a step-dad's house that was a policeman, growing marijuana, that is still illegal here. Way to go dad, I would have to say that I would have probably done the same thing. I dont use it and I dont want my kids using it, either. Poison oak and poison ivy are plants and they were put here by the good lord also, but I dont see people going and rolling in it. Although it is a plant and it grows so why would you not mess with it? Until marijuana is legalized than there are consequenses to deal with if you get caught with it. If you are going to grow it, grow it somewhere other than in a police officer's house. If yu dont want to deal with the consequenses thna dont put an officer in the position to have to deal with you, as a kid of theirs. What makes this loser kid any different than any body else that is growing marijuana and getting caught?
  • by Anonymous Location: Wilson on Feb 11, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    I have had mixed views about this, Yes it could have been handled differently, the only thing is I was not there (nor anyone else) the cop did what he felt that he had to do. None of us know the history of this young man, or the stept father. People can say what they want, until they have it happen in there home, then they will know what to do.
  • by MarkTwain Location: Chicago on Feb 5, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    Marijuana is illegal for good reasons. Why should the punishment be proportional to the crime? Marijuana is less harmful than cigarettes or alcohol, but still it is illegal for good reasons, and you should not question it. A Significant fraction of US tax money is spent on catching these criminals proving its harm, and they deserve as much punishment as people who commit violent crimes because they did something deemed illegal. If someone tells you something is wrong you should agree, because the government can never be wrong. Government has the right to tell others what they can or cannot do, even if they want to and it only involves them self, regardless if they make an informed decision. This is because if you truly had faith in your country you would trust it enough to do the right thing. Someone might drive while high, or know a minor. Why question things for yourself when you can just be agreeable? why research a topic or read a book when you can watch TV instead? -Mark Twain
  • by Anonymous Location: Wilville on Feb 1, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    I belive this child has been in trouble before ...Might be why he went to California in the first place...Good Job Mr. Policeman....Mom needs to test the other two kids living in the house.....
  • by Anonymous Location: wilson on Jan 31, 2008 at 07:09 AM
    welcome to wilson.
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