Authorities Dismantle Meth Distribution Ring In Seminole County

Friday, February 14th 2014, 4:18 pm
By: News 9

Twenty-six arrests were made Friday morning after a three-year methamphetamine distribution investigation ends in Seminole County.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN), District 22 Drug Task Force, U.S. Marshals, Seminole Co. Sheriff's office and the Seminole Police Department assisted with a Mexican-sourced meth ring investigation that ended with 21 arrests on warrants and five arrests for drug violations discovered during the operation.

"This case began in 2011 from information gathered following the arrests of individuals selling crystal meth or ‘ice'," said Mark Woodward, OBN spokesman. "The investigation uncovered a large group of defendants responsible for transporting and distributing several pounds of Mexican-sourced meth into Seminole County on a monthly basis."

Woodward said this ring would bring up to a pound of Mexican-source meth per week into Seminole County for redistribution.

"The methamphetamine traffickers arrested have been in business many years and have peddled pounds of methamphetamine on the streets of Seminole County," said Darrell Weaver, OBN director. "Countless lives have been affected in a negative way because of this group, and we are very proud to be a part of this major operation."

All of the defendants were transported to the Seminole Co. Jail in Wewoka, where they are facing a variety of charges including Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

According to District Attorney Chris Ross, more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.