Oklahoma City police and federal agents are working to break up a suspected drug operation in the kitchen of a northeast Oklahoma City restaurant.
Police officers and FBI agents are accusing a soul food restaurant of serving up much more than cat fish and fried chicken. In court records filed Tuesday, investigators called the apparent drug distribution network a ‘high priority.' Investigators say they have been monitoring A Family Affair restaurant for more than four years.
"Meth, coke, weed … whatever [they're] saying is in here, it's not in here," suspect and restaurant stakeholder Viola Frazier said.
With the help of confidential witnesses, police say they spent thousands of dollars buying crack cocaine from the restaurant near at NE 23rd St. and Martin Luther King Ave. The man at the center of the investigation is Frazier's son, Morris "Motor" Johnson.
"They broke my door in for nothing," Frazier said. "Did they find anything," she asked rhetorically. "Hell no," said Frazier.
Frazier says the accusations from police officers and federal agents are "bogus." Johnson was at his northeast Oklahoma City home Tuesday, but he would not go on camera. A search warrant shows 22 grams of marijuana and nearly $20,000 in cash were taken from the home located near N.E. 50th Street and Post Road; but even with the evidence, Frazier still says she doesn't buy it.
"It's a conspiracy," said Frazier. "We run a legitimate business, a family business, and there [are] no drugs up in here. We don't do drugs."
Johnson faces a federal charge of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. There was no word late Tuesday on what charges, if any, will be filed against Frazier.