Feds Bust Group With Million Dollars' Worth of Meth In NW OKC

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 9:06 pm
By: News 9

An undercover sting in the metro leads federal agents to nearly 60 pounds of meth, and they say it's just the tip of the iceberg.

As of late Thursday, five suspects were sitting in the Oklahoma County jail in connection with the bust. The DEA tells News 9 more arrests are likely in this high-profile drug ring. Five agencies converged on one home in northwest Oklahoma City late Thursday afternoon.

"I don't want to live that close to [meth dealers]," neighbor Susan Henderson said.

Neighbors admit they were not surprised to learn hardcore drug dealers were living next door.

"I've seen Mercedes down there," Henderson said. "I've seen, you know, Escalades rolling with the 20s and whatever. Watch the TV shows, and you just think -- drugs."

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Fifty-seven pounds of meth at $20,000 to $30,000 a pound is up to $1.7 million worth of the deadly narcotic, and that was just inside the suspects' car. As of late Thursday, agents were still waiting for a warrant to search the home.

"I've never seen anything like this," neighbor Casey Pregent said. "This is really, really terrifying."

The feds were not releasing the names of the suspects as of late Thursday. Officials say the suspects are all Hispanic men and part of a Mexican drug operation. Neighbors say a group of two men and two women with children moved into the home about month ago.

"There were always a lot of vehicles there," Pregent said.

Agents say they also found a stash of guns at the scene. The five suspects are expected in federal court Friday by 3 p.m. The DEA says Mexican meth now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold in the United States.