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Multi-county Raids Lead To Major Drug Arrests

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A task force consisting of 125 Oklahoma police officers, deputies, drug agents and U.S. Marshals launched an operation that led to more than a dozen arrests during a big drug bust.

During a news conference Wednesday, Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon announced the cooperative crackdown on drug trafficking in rural Oklahoma. The investigation began when law enforcement received an anonymous tip. Officers made a traffic stop that led to information about a large methamphetamine operation. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics then began tracking and investigating several players in the drug operation.

Investigators said there was a woman who drove to Oklahoma City to buy two pounds of meth every other day. Agents said at one point, the dealers were distributing as much as 16 pounds of meth at a time.

During a large sweep, the task force arrested 15 drug trafficking suspects in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, and Seminole counties. Two suspects are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels. Law enforcement officers are hoping to make at least another 15 arrests.

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