Oklahoma authorities conduct meth raids in Lindsay

Law enforcement officers arrested 12 people Wednesday and were seeking a dozen more in an effort to break up a methamphetamine distribution ring in Lindsay that allegedly moved as much as two pounds of the drug a week to local dealers and users. Officials believe the drugs came from Mexico.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm •  Published: December 11, 2013

This raid is “not a unique circumstance” for rural communities in Oklahoma, Woodward said. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs agents are currently investigating countless other similar cases in other rural communities.

“It's not as many (drugs) as what is coming in to the Oklahoma City or the Tulsa metro areas but it is still making it in, just enough for those populations,” he said.

Because it is harder to obtain drugs used to make methamphetamine in most of the United States, Mexican methamphetamine is making its way up along with other drugs, Woodward said.

“About 90 to 95 percent of meth in the U.S. is coming from a Mexican source,” he said. “While it is harder to make here, they still have a demand for it because the drug is so addicting.”

Lindsay is about 50 miles south of Oklahoma City.

Those arrested were taken to the Garvin County jail.


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