Broken Arrow swim coach arrested on suspicion of selling drugs


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 2/23 11:26 pm Published: 2/23 9:43 pm


BAPD told FOX23 they arrested Kameron Killam and his friend Ryan Johnson for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute to a minor.

Our FOX23 team went to Broken Arrow to find out more on the school’s response to the coach’s arrest. 

This park is where police say a Broken Arrow public school assistant swim coach and his friend were attempting to deal drugs to a teenage girl early Sunday morning.

Sunday night, we found out from Broken Arrow public school that Killam has been fired.

Neighbors like Nellie White say it's not a shock to hear about a drug deal going down at the park nearby. 

She won't even let her grandkids play there alone anymore.

“It doesn't surprise me anymore,” said White. 

But what did surprise her was the person police say was trying to sell drugs on Sunday.

The driver was identified as Killam, an adult male who is also a swim coach for the Broken Arrow public schools.

Police say around 1:30 Sunday morning an officer saw a car parked at this park. 

It’s an area officers have seen drug activity in the past so the officer became suspicious of the car and made contact with the people inside.

That's when police say they found Kameron Killam in the driver’s seat and his friend Ryan Johnson in the back seat with a 17-year-old girl. The Police report shows Killam was the actual dealer.

Police say they found marijuana in the driver's door pocket and digital scales in the floorboard. 

FOX23 called Broken Arrow public schools to find out if Killam is an employee. 

They sent us a statement that said: “Mr. Killam is an assistant swim coach at Broken Arrow public schools and has been with the schools since 2011.” 

It also says he was not a classroom teacher. 

It doesn't say what school he coached at, but FOX23 did some checking and found him on Broken Arrow's High School's website, listed as the assistant swim coach. 

According to the arrest report, Killam admitted to the officer that he actually was there to sell marijuana.

FOX23 spoke with Broken Arrow residents about the arrest and heard the despair in their voices. 

“Disappointment just really disappointment at the people that we trust our child too,” said White. 

As of Sunday night, Broken Arrow public schools says they've fired the coach.

Police told us the teenage girl was not arrested and was not one of Killam's students. 

FOX23 just checked the jail's website and found out Johnson is still in jail but Killam is out on bond.

Stay with FOX23 as we continue to follow this story.



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Unwashed Mass - 2/25/2014 12:12 AM
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I don't approve of giving pot or beer to a minor, but lets face it, this was not a child abduction or murder, this was a girl who could have passed for an adult receiving a small amount of marijuana from a friend. This story is making a mountain from a molehill.

Unwashed Mass - 2/24/2014 10:47 AM
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FOX23 says that police said that he said... stretches credibility.

Mayor Maynot - 2/24/2014 3:22 AM
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Move to CO start your own retail.

Mayor Maynot - 2/24/2014 12:39 AM
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XduhX on the assistant coach. Commenters in other forums are curious why the student was not charged.
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