TULSA, Okla. - A team of several law enforcement agencies is shutting down a large drug network supplying Mexican-sourced methamphetamine into Tulsa.
Officers began their raids around 5 Friday morning. They had 3 search warrants and 47 arrest warrants.
The bad guys are accused of trafficking significant quantities of methamphetamine into Tulsa.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward says the multi-agency investigation began 8 months ago. Woodward says, “In August of 2012, several agencies began working together to identify a major meth trafficking network operating in Tulsa. This group of defendants would import several pounds of crystal methamphetamine or ‘ICE’ into Tulsa on a weekly basis to supply local street dealers and users.”
Woodward tells KRMG that the primary targets of the investigation had ties to Mexican cartel sources, shipping as much as 260 pounds of meth from Mexico into Tulsa over the past 4 years.
The investigation involved OBN, the Tulsa Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
OBN Director Darrell Weaver says he is very pleased that law enforcement in a joint effort has dismantled a major source of methamphetamine in the Tulsa area. Weaver says, “Today with the cooperation of Federal, county and local law enforcement we dismantled a group of violators responsible for supplying multiple pounds of meth in Tulsa. I applaud brave law enforcement for putting their lives on the line every day to combat these ones that are bent on destroying Oklahoma lives while pocketing their seedy profits. We must continue to have great resolve against these individuals!”