District Attorney Jason Hicks has confirmed a drug round up in Stephens County on Thursday that sent more than 20 to jail on charges from warrants related to trafficking and distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin.
According to Hicks, the round up began the morning of Jan. 13, 2022, following a year long investigation led by the District Six Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, along with Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN), Stephens County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Duncan Police, Marlow Police, Lawton Police and the District 22 Drug Task Force.
Hicks said on Thursday, law enforcement from the District Six task force, along with OBN, SCSO and other state and local law enforcement agencies executed over 20 arrest warrants for alleged trafficking and distribution of controlled dangerous substances.
Information obtained from Hicks shows when the arrest operation activities began Jan. 13, it led “to the seizure of over 1,200 grams of methamphetamine, over 248 grams of heroin, multiple fentanyl pills, and illegal firearms.”
“The investigation targeted drug traffickers from Stephens County, as well as traffickers from surrounding counties to include Pontotoc County, Grady County, Comanche County, and Jefferson County that are responsible for bringing in large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl to the Stephens County area,” Hicks said. “This investigation could not have been successful without the joined effort and teamwork among the agencies that participated.”
Charges posted to On Demand Court Records (ODCR) on Thursday afternoon include distribution charges as well as trafficking charges. As of press time Thursday, 13 individuals have been posted.
Hicks said additional information on the operation will be released when it becomes available. This story is developing. The Banner will update as more information is made available.