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27 People Arrested in Eastern Oklahoma Drug Bust

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Authorities take a man wanted on drug complaints into custody as part of a sting in eastern Oklahoma. Authorities take a man wanted on drug complaints into custody as part of a sting in eastern Oklahoma.

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McAlester, Oklahoma – At least 27 people were arrested this morning in a drug bust near McAlester.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said the arrests are a result of three-month undercover sting in eastern Oklahoma.

Arrest warrants were issued for 44 people. As of 11 a.m., 27 people were in custody.

Bureau Spokesman Mark Woodward said the undercover drug buys involved methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs.

The suspects will face charges of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Bureau Director Darrell Weaver says this investigation is part of the agency's commitment to working in eastern Oklahoma.

"There is simply no place in our communities for the destruction which drug violators bring," Weaver said. "It destroys everything good we want for our state and I refuse to concede any inch of our state to drug offenders.  We simply have too much at stake."

Narcotics Bureau agents will host public forum to further discuss drug enforcement, prevention, and treatment issues within the communities and the schools.

The Town Hall Meeting on Crime and Substance Abuse is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the McAlester Expo Center, 4500 W. Highway 270.  

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