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Traffic Stop Leads Police To $2-Million Drug Operation

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On Thursday, officers descended on four neighborhoods throughout Oklahoma City. On Thursday, officers descended on four neighborhoods throughout Oklahoma City.
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Nine people are behind bars and more than $2 million of drug money was seized throughout Oklahoma City, Thursday, in what police are calling a significant drug sweep.

Police say a simple traffic stop caused a domino effect for officers to search multiple homes from the southwest side to the northeast side. Drugs, guns and stolen property kept officers busy. It was a short investigation but one that is producing a lengthy return on search warrants.

"Frequently, you see a lot of traffic coming a going," said a neighbor of two suspects who wished not to be identified. "There [have] been some concerns."

The man has lived in the 5600 block of northeast Grand most of his life, but he is now worried the neighborhood is going downhill.

"This is a very quiet community…we've never had any activity like this happen in this community," the neighbor said.

On Thursday, officers descended on four neighborhoods throughout Oklahoma City.

"Typically, when we start an investigation, we really have no idea where it's going to go," Capt. Dexter Nelson of Oklahoma City police said. 

A traffic stop two weeks ago led police to a home on the southwest side. That stop then led officers to another home followed by another home. Police searched four locations seizing more than a dozen guns, over 35 pounds of cocaine and a gallon of liquid meth. 

"Liquid meth would be the purist form of ice before it's crystalized," Nelson said. "The amount of [drugs] and weapons that we got in this particular case is somewhat significant."

Police say a group of nine suspects will likely face a total of 20 charges relating to the drugs, guns and stolen property.

Officers will not go into details on the traffic stop that sparked the busts because police say more busts are possible.

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