Two separate drug raids and sweeps in Oklahoma resulted in the arrests of 77 people on complaints including Oklahoma drug possession, drug distribution, child endangerment, and firearm offenses.
Midwest City Narcotics Raids
In Midwest City, officers arrested thirteen people after a year-long investigation. In Rogers County, sixty four people were arrested as a result of a multi-agency effort that targeted individuals wanted on narcotics charges. The Midwest City drug raids were conducted at eleven locations around the city.
The raids were a cooperative effort by the Midwest City Police Department, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. These raids resulted in not only the thirteen arrests, but also the seizure of drugs, drug paraphernalia, money, guns, and four vehicles. In addition, several children were taken into protective custody by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Suspects were arrested on complaints of:
- Drug possession
- Drug sales
- Drug possession with intent to distribute
- Possession of drugs in the presence of a minor child
- Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony
The sweep was part of an inter-agency collaboration that involved officers and agents from the Rogers County Sheriff's Department; the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department; the police departments of the cities of Claremore, Inola, Vinita, and Pryor; the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP); the United States Marshal's Service; and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Legal Defense for Drug Charges
If you have an open warrant or outstanding bench warrant, contact an Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer to take a proactive approach to handling your situation. A warrant does not just go away. Don't wait for the police to come after you or to find you during a routine traffic stop. Rather, consult an experienced attorney who can help you make the best decisions about your warrant and your impending arrest, and who can help you build a successful defense if you are charged with a crime in Oklahoma.