Homeland Security Investigations Agents have arrested a man who flew his plane into a Jenks airport with 102 pounds of meth and guns on board, according to an arrest report.

By News On 6, Reagan Ledbetter

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 29-year-old Badlands McNally after authorities stopped to talk to him about the plane he was using.

According to an arrest report, deputies were called to the airport around midnight after Customs and Border Protection notified Homeland Security Investigations Tulsa Agents about the plane landing at the airport in Jenks around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The arrest report said there was meth, two pistols, a rifle, and several magazines on board.

Badlands McNally March 17, 2021 – Authorities stopped and arrested a pilot at R.L. Jones Airport in Jenks early Wednesday morning after finding more than 100 pounds of meth and multiple guns in a plane. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 29-year-old Badlands McNally. (Tulsa County Jail)

The arrest report states Homeland security investigators got a tip about a plane coming into the airport.

The report says investigators did a ramp check with McNally when the plane landed, and that led to bringing in a K9, which led to a search of the plane and finding the drugs

Agents found two large black duffel bags carrying a total of 101.7 pounds of methamphetamine, according to the arrest report.

Badlands McNally March 17, 2021 – Authorities stopped and arrested a pilot at R.L. Jones Airport in Jenks early Wednesday morning after finding more than 100 pounds of meth and multiple guns in a plane. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 29-year-old Badlands McNally. (FOX23)

Deputies say they also found two pistols and a rifle with multiple magazines behind the pilot seat.

McNally said he was paid between $7,000 and $12,000 to make the flights, the affidavit says. He said he would fly money and guns from Tulsa to airports in California, and then return with the duffel bags; he said he intentionally used different airports to avoid detection, according to the affidavit.

Jones Riverside Airport, located in south Tulsa near Jenks, had nearly 200,000 takeoffs and landings in 2018 and serves as Tulsa’s secondary airport after Tulsa International, according to its website.

Authorities arrested McNally who faces charges for aggravated trafficking of illegal drugs and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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