Methamphetamine Ring Busted; 21 Arrested

Posted: 1st February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics wraps up a nearly one year methamphetamine investigation and arrests 21 people.

In April 2012, OBN began investigating a meth distribution ring in Okmulgee. Thursday at 6:00 a.m., OBN ended the investigation by arresting 21 people on drug trafficking and distribution warrants.

OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said “This group of defendants would import significant quantities of crystal methamphetamine or ‘ICE’ into the Okmulgee area to supply local dealers and users.”

Woodward also says this group would routinely import as much as two to five pounds of crystal meth per month.

OBN Director Darrell Weaver says removing these criminal drug elements from communities is a vital role of his state drug agency.

“Today, we inflicted a critical blow to the methamphetamine trade in the Okmulgee area with the arrest of these individuals. This group of outlaws distributed alarming amounts of this highly addictive drug and made enormous profits while peddling their illicit wares. The cooperation between local law enforcement and OBN was superb and I am very pleased. We must continue to be vigilant in our stance against this devilish drug,” Weaver said.

All 21 were taken to the Okmulgee County Jail where they face a variety of charges, including Aggravated Trafficking and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

The District 25 Drug Task Force, the Okmulgee Police Department, and the Henryetta Police Department all assisted in the investigation.Methamphetamine Ring Busted; 21 Arrested


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