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When Bobby Allen Moore walked out of a Stephens County courtroom Thursday, the Duncan resident set a revolving door in motion.
In coming days, more area residents will make the same trip to district court to answer charges, following a drug sting that resulted in warrants and/or arrests for 20 individuals. All are believed to be involved in the manufacture or distribution of methamphetamine.
On Thursday, Moore entered a not guilty two felony counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. His preliminary hearing was set for 2 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2012.
If convicted, the 55-year-old Duncan resident faces two years to life imprisonment and a fine up to $20,000 on both counts. Bond was set at $250,000.
Following a multi-agency task force “sting” operation, similar charges and possible punishments await others charged in warrants that went out Friday. (Editor’s note: See accompanying list for warrants issued and charges.)
Involved in the sweep were the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control and the District 6 Drug Task Force that operates through District Attorney Jason Hicks’ office.
“Within a 5-month time frame, we have 23 cases on file and eight that will be filed in the next week to 10 days, for a total of 31 cases,” Hicks said. “We had 13 taken into custody yesterday, and there are five with outstanding warrants.”