19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City.
Officials said Wednesday 17 of the defendants in the indictments have been arrested following an investigation in which 14 search warrants were executed and firearms, illegal drugs and cash was seized.
The indictments allege that since December 2015 each defendant has been a member of a conspiracy to distribute kilogram and pound quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from California, Nevada, Mexico, Texas and elsewhere for re-distribution in the Oklahoma City area.
The defendants were arrested Tuesday following searches in Oklahoma and Nevada. Charges include conspiracy and multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute, using a telephone to facilitate a drug felony and maintaining a premises for the purpose of distributing drugs.