Traffic stops lead to meth arrests in Okmulgee

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 1/24 8:06 pm Published: 1/24 5:09 pm

Two dealers and two accused manufactures were among those arrested in a methamphetamine sweep, police said.

These arrests are included in a group of nine arrested in Okmulgee in less than a week.

The Okmulgee District attorney said two traffic stops and two search warrants led to the arrests.

“I think it’s terrible, I think the whole county is, there's meth in the whole county and I think it’s worse than people really know,” said Pat Raye, who lives in Okmulgee.

Raye said the more meth off the streets the better. And the DA agrees.

“We want to make sure we take as much methamphetamines off the streets,” said Rob Barris, Okmulgee County district attorney.

FOX23 learned from Barris that sheriff deputies made a traffic stop Sunday and found a meth lab in a car.

The next day another there was another traffic stop and another meth lab in a car.

“It’s obviously troubling because of the types of operations they're very mobile,” said Barris.

But worse, he said, mobile meth labs could explode in the middle of traffic.

Three arrests were made from those traffic stops.

On Wednesday, the DA’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force with other law enforcement served two search warrants.

Barris said those searches led to six arrests, all on possession charges, but two were also arrested on charges of distributing meth.

“Based on what we know at this point and the information we have we can’t determine where it came from specifically or where it was intended to go,” said Barris.

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Unwashed Mass - 1/24/2014 6:13 PM
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"mobile meth labs could explode in the middle of traffic" which happens how often? Ever? Is this fear-mongering?

Mayor Maynot - 1/24/2014 5:15 PM
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You may have to be clairvoyant to find that out.
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