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OKC Man Accused Of Selling Meth Out Of Senior Living Center

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Police set a sting to catch him in the act. According to police, the 57-year-old man made several meth transactions with a confidential informant. Police set a sting to catch him in the act. According to police, the 57-year-old man made several meth transactions with a confidential informant.
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A man living at a southwest OKC senior living center is busted for dealing meth out of the facility.

Police set a sting to catch him in the act. According to police, the 57-year-old man made several meth transactions with a confidential informant. That informant says the suspect sold meth out of his 4th floor apartment.

"Well I don't like it at all of course," said Terri Brown.

Hillcrest Senior Center resident Terri Brown says this is something that just doesn't happen at a senior living facility.

"I didn't think he would do anything like that for one thing," said Brown.

"This has always just been a good place and lots of good people live here and there's just a bad apple there," said Pat Heard, a friend of Terri.

According to police, officers gave the informant money to buy meth from Clifford Ray Putman in an undercover sting. The informant told police, Putman, who goes by the name "Junior", normally has about an ounce of meth on him.

Within 10 minutes of the operation, police say the informant walked out with meth he says he purchased from "Junior." 

"I never would have suspected somebody that old selling meth, especially out of an assistant living center," said Booker Douglass, who has a grandmother who lives in the senior center.

In a statement, Mark Gillett, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Housing Authority said, "The Oklahoma City Housing Authority has a zero tolerance policy concerning drugs in public housing. When presented with evidence of drugs and/or drug paraphernalia, the tenant is subject to 48 hour eviction. In the case of methamphetamine, if the tenant is convicted of the manufacture or sale, the tenant is banned from all public and assisted housing nationwide for life."

"It's sad, especially to put all of these people through something," said Heard. "They don't need the stress."

In addition to meth, police also found $755 in cash in Putman's apartment. Records show he does not have a history of drug crimes, but he's been arrested several times for DUI. At last check, Putman has yet to be arrested in this case.

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