Posted by jstevrtc on February 12th, 2010
Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton, son of famed coach Eddie Sutton, was arrested on Thursday for attempting to fraudulently possess controlled substances. He was jailed in Stillwater, Oklahoma last night and the original report from Tulsa World did not specify a time for his arraignment.
Also from the report, an extra wrinkle to this is that Sutton used his cell phone as a means to obtaining the substances and had been receiving shipments from multiple states (New York and Washington are specified in the story) containing the drugs. A parcel had arrived for Sutton in Stillwater on Thursday; when he went to pick it up, Oklahoma narcotics agents confronted Sutton, who eventually confessed that he was “addicted to painkillers” and had been ordering the controlled substances to feed the addiction. There is also the question of Sutton having made multiple visits to physicians but not revealing to the individual doctors that he was doing so, as a means to obtain the drugs.
The package snagged by the Oklahoma agents reportedly contained “Adderall and clonazepam.” Adderall is a brand name for a combination drug containing dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, substances that increase the amount of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. It increases awareness and wakefulness, as well as libido, and decreases appetite. It’s usually used for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it has a very high potential for addiction. The street value comes from the effects mentioned above, and it’s frequently abused a stimulant and a weight-loss drug.
Clonazepam is the generic name for a drug more widely known as Klonopin, a drug most often used as treatment for seizure disorders like epilepsy, or as a treatment for anxiety. Because it has an overall net “depressant” effect, it is often abused as a sedative or in conjunction with other drugs to enhance the first drug’s effect.
No other substances were named in the Tulsa World report.