Eucha man arrested on child porn, meth and more


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Reported by: Janna Clark
Updated: 10/28/2013 5:17 pm Published: 10/25/2013 12:17 pm


Matthew Hamson, 26, was arrested Tuesday on possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia after he was stopped by Highway Patrol troopers near 11th Street and Memorial Street.

According to the arrest report, a worker with a wrecker service noticed a flash drive on his key chain and alerted officials.

The Tulsa Police Child Crisis unit was called to investigate the contents of the flash drive, computer and cellphone. Troopers and the TPD Child Crisis Unit found thousands of child porn photos, all of kids ages 8 to 14.

On top of the child porn and drug charges, police found a video that showed a cat that had been killed, police said it was video of "the bloody dead cat and frying pan."

On the front page of the police document, it says Hamson refused to give police his address and under where it says employer or school name it says "Teen Challenge."

FOX23 found a Tulsa office for Teen Challenge but no one was there. We then called the main number in Oklahoma City, but we were told only the director could talk to us and he was out.

FOX23 also found a Facebook page for Matt Hamson. We found it says Hamson's affiliated with Teen Challenge including the New Lifehouse Ranch in Delaware County.

The report says that Hamson admitted to receiving the meth in a FedEx package, but denied having a flash drive and any child pornography.

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becca55 - 10/28/2013 12:41 PM
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Yes, please check out your facts before you go bashing a Faith Based Program for substance abuse. My son actually works for "Teen Challenge" but for he was called into this ministry, he was a student with drug addiction. He is now helping those men with the same problem he had. God is Good!! :)

davidpaulbolt - 10/26/2013 11:00 AM
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He was probably in the Teen Challenge program as a resident, not an employee. Residents usually work in outside jobs, but through the name of the substance abuse treatment program to help cover the costs of their stay. It is also inappropriate to assume he was "working with teens," especially since as I understand it, this substance abuse program is for adults only anyway. Maybe it would be good to check and verify facts before posting and potentially harming the reputation of a wonderful program like Teen Challenge. -DPB

Unwashed Mass - 10/25/2013 3:18 PM
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...and why was he stopped by OHP, where did the wrecker driver come from, etc. There's no reporting here.

Unwashed Mass - 10/25/2013 3:12 PM
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So why would a wrecker driver be so alarmed at seing someone with a flash drive on their keychain, and why would the Tulsa Police Child Crisis unit be compelled to do a search of it? This story makes no sense at all -- was it written by a police spokesman?
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