The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has reported that 21 individuals have been taken into custody following a multi-agency narcotics investigation. During the investigation, which began in November 2018, the bureau worked with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Lawton Police Department and the District Attorneys Council District III and District IV task forces. The investigation was launched after authorities received information about a methamphetamine distribution organization operating in Lawton, Oklahoma, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
On July 2, authorities busted a large drug distribution operation running out of a Stillwater home. It was reportedly one of the largest drug busts ever conducted in the city.
Oklahoma and federal mandatory minimum sentences have returned to headlines in recent weeks.
Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma have reported that a 29-year-old man has admitted to transporting significant quantities of methamphetamine and heroin across the U.S.-Mexico border. The Mexican national entered guilty pleas to narcotics and weapons charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on July 1.