(TULSA) - United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. announced a huge gang bust Tuesday involving multiple federal and state agencies for more than three years.
Williams says 51 people charged were part of the dangerous Hoover Crips gang.
“We think we’ve taken out about 90 percent of the crack cocaine distribution with this case. This is a major case,” said Williams. “Donald Walters, we believe, we’ve got information that he provided 70 percent of the crack cocaine in Tulsa. And we also arrested the second largest dealer today, too.”
Prosecutors say from April 2011 to August 2014, the defendants bought cocaine and marijuana from the Sinaloa Cartel and the Los Zeta Cartel in Mexico and sold the drugs in Tulsa.
The indictment further alleges that the defendants operated “crack houses” in the Tulsa area for the cooking, packaging, and selling of cocaine.
Investigators say the defendants would also use dozens of coded phrases when communicating and would “drop” phones in order to avoid law enforcement detection.
The suspects are also charged with buying, training, and breeding pit bulls for dog fighting.