Three defendants in drug trafficking case will face trial, judge rules
Latoria Perry, Jose Chinchilla and Samika Harris are among 27 people facing conspiracy charges. Prosecutors allege Edmond man at center of operation to distribute cocaine in Ardmore and OKC.
A self-described drug smuggler testified Wednesday about delivering as much as four pounds of cocaine a week to an Edmond man at the center of a trafficking case.
Anthony Herbert, 41, acknowledged transporting one to two kilos a week, two to four pounds, between Dallas, Ardmore and Oklahoma City at the request of co-defendant Darrius Dajuan Cohee.
“That's basically what I was doing,” Herbert said. “I was driving his drugs from Point A to Point B.”
Cohee and 26 others, including Herbert, are charged in Oklahoma County District Court with conspiracy to traffic a controlled dangerous substance over a four-month period beginning in October 2011.
Three co-defendants appeared Wednesday for a preliminary hearing; nine others waived their right to a hearing. Another co-defendant failed to appear, a court official said.
Special Judge Stephen P. Alcorn found enough evidence to send Latoria Perry, 31, Jose A. Chinchilla, 31, and Samika Harris, 37, to trial, records show.
Cohee, 37, supplied as many as 10 dealers in Oklahoma City, Ardmore and Dallas with cocaine and marijuana, state prosecutors allege. He is being held without bond in the Oklahoma County jail.
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