Anonymous Tip Leads Police To Suspected Drug Ring
OKLAHOMA CITY - Police are investigating a suspected drug ring after making busts on three houses in south Oklahoma City last week.
Police do not want to release the names of the three people arrested so far, as this is an ongoing investigation, but the Springlake Division's impact team was able to take a variety of drugs and guns off the streets.
“Five ounces of cocaine, 15 pounds of marijuana, one rifle, six pistols, two shotguns, quite a bit of cash, a large quantity of ecstasy and Xanax,” Oklahoma City police officer Megan Morgan said.
An anonymous tip led to the big discovery Thursday. Police made an initial arrest for marijuana possession at a home on Cedar Valley Drive, which led them to SE 89 Terrace.
Inside, police say they found evidence of an extensive drug distribution operation.
“This is just an example of how someone’s small tip can lead to getting a mass amount of guns and narcotics off the streets,” Morgan said.
The raid continued at a home on Timothy Lane. There, police said the team found large bricks of marijuana, other drugs, scales and guns throughout five rooms of the house.
Neighbors of these homes are shocked.
“It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood. We all look out for each other. It’s disturbing when you find out that things like this go on, on your block,” one man said.
Many nearby homeowners are veterans, and said one of their biggest concerns is for the children of the neighborhood.
“I’ve got my young girls over here,” said one neighbor. “I don’t want them to be afraid to go to sleep, wondering if someone’s going to come over here and do something to them.”
Police found personal items and a car belonging to an Oklahoma County jail inmate at one of the homes, along with correspondence.
While they seized thousands of dollars in drugs, investigators think this could be just a piece of a larger operation.