Henryetta police arrest 69-year old in drug bust

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 6/06/2013 5:16 pm Published: 6/06/2013 4:02 pm

Henryetta police told FOX23 the arrest of a 69-year-old man put a major dent in the city's drug trade.

On Monday night, police arrested Robert Patterson at his home on West Jefferson Street.

Police said they pulled 14 guns, a large amount of crystal meth and thousands of dollars in cash out of Patterson's home.

Neighbors told FOX23 the home had been a big problem for quite a while.

"There were about seven to eight police cars down there," said Juanita Bourassa, a neighbor.

Bourassa was sitting on her porch Monday when she was shocked to see a gathering of law enforcement officers in her neighborhood.

She said at first she was surprised, but then realized she had her suspicions about what may be going on at this house.

"I knew that there were a lot of cars going in and out and people going in and out," she said.

But she didn't know what Patterson kept inside.

Officers said they found a host of weapons, almost $28,000 in cash, a large amount of crystal meth and some marijuana.

"We confiscated 14 firearms ranging from pistols to rifles to assault rifles and shotguns," said Police Chief Steve Norman. He said this arrest will have a major impact on the local drug trade in Henrietta.

Neighbors said Patterson's wife was always kind.

"She always brought me birthday cards and everything like that," said Bourassa.

Bourassa said she can enjoy the view from her porch a little bit more now that her neighborhood is much quieter.

Patterson was booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm and maintaining a house where drugs are sold.

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