ENID — Police and state narcotics bureau authorities jailed 30 people Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into what officials called a significant drug trafficking ring in Garfield County.
About 6 a.m., agents and officers began their sweep with three search warrants and 34 arrest warrants for suspects accused of trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs into the Enid area to supply local dealers and users. The drug ring allegedly brought as much as two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and several ounces of heroin into the Enid area weekly, said Mark Woodward, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman.
By 11:30 a.m., 30 people were booked into Garfield County jail. They are accused by police of a variety of complaints including conspiracy to traffic controlled substances. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues, Woodward said.
“This warrant sweep is dismantling a significant methamphetamine ring that trafficked substantial amounts of crystal meth into northwest Oklahoma, primarily the Enid area,” Narcotics Bureau Director Darrell Weaver said in a release. “This horrible substance ruins lives daily in Oklahoma and is no respecter of persons. It affects the young and the old, and we must keep vigilant in our pursuit of the individuals who are bent on supplying meth to our citizens and making profit on their pain. We can only win these battles through cooperative efforts, and I applaud the Enid police department, which partnered with OBN from the beginning on this tedious investigation.”