recent on-air advertisers

Now Playing

News-Talk 740 KRMG
Tulsa's 24-Hour News, ...
Listen Live

Posted: 1:42 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Oklahoma drug agents bust alleged pot and meth dealers

undercover drug arrests
undercover drug arrests

By Glenn Schroeder

TULSA, Okla —

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has ended a two-month undercover drug sting in Payne and Creek counties resulting in numerous arrest warrants. 

OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says agents and officers from several departments fanned out around 6:30 Friday morning armed with arrest warrants for 26 defendants accused of selling drugs to undercover OBN agents.

“In 2006, OBN created a Mobile Operations Team (M.O.T.).  This unit is designed to identify and target drug suspects in specific communities, statewide. In March and April of this year, OBN agents assigned to our M.O.T. unit worked in Payne and Creek counties making undercover drug buys from several dealers in Cushing and Drumright.  Today, our M.O.T unit wrapped up its investigation by rounding up those defendants.”

Woodward says the undercover drug buys involved methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription drugs. 

The defendants in this investigation were booked into the Payne County Jail and will face State charges of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

OBN Director Darrell Weaver says this investigation emphasizes the importance of the M.O.T. unit.  "The drug issues are affecting all of Oklahoma and I commend local law enforcement as we stand shoulder to shoulder and strive to make their communities safer.  By arresting 26 individuals in the Cushing and Drumright areas, we will send a message that we will not tolerate drug distributors and their illicit activities.  We must be diligent and have great resolve when battling the evils that will destroy our great state." 

As of 11:30 Friday morning, 13 defendants were in custody and one meth lab had been seized. 

Previous M.O.T investigations have taken place in Woodward, Bartlesville, Stillwater, Clinton, Claremore, McAlester, Altus, Guymon and Idabel. 

Assisting with the investigation and today’s warrant sweep include OBN, Cushing Police Department, Drumright Police Department, the Payne County Sheriff’s Department and the Creek County Sheriff’s Department. 

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. Sign in or register.