Drug investigation leads officers to 35 Lbs. of meth and 100 firearms in Oklahoma

 

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Bartlesville Police Department say they shut down a large meth trafficking organization in Northeast Oklahoma.

Officers served 13 arrest warrants to suspects involved in the narcotic operation just after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25.

OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says the drug organization was responsible for unloading significant quantities of methamphetamine onto the streets.

“During the course of the investigation, we found this organization shipping anywhere from 10 to 25 pounds of meth into northeastern Oklahoma from the west coast on a weekly basis. Those shipments would then be moved onto the streets in Washington County, Nowata County and parts of Kansas.” – OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward

Woodward states further that the investigation led agents to seize more than 35 pounds of meth and nearly 100 firearms.

Officers say they transported most of the 13 suspects to the Washington County Jail where they face a variety of charges; including trafficking methamphetamine.

“Meth continues to be the top killer when it comes to drug-related deaths in our state. I am grateful to our local law enforcement partners who work tirelessly alongside our Agents every day to identify and dismantle these trafficking organizations that destroy lives and families.” – OBN Director Donnie Anderson

Anderson says these types of joint investigations are critical in eliminating drug threats in rural Oklahoma.