More than a dozen people have been charged in connection with a drug trafficking operation after a four-month police investigation resulted in the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine valued at $750,000, authorities said.
Those charged are:
The men and women were charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with multiple counts of trafficking and other related crimes, court records show.
The investigation was conducted jointly by members of the Oklahoma City and Midwest City police departments and the Oklahoma City office of the FBI, whose agents served search warrants and arrest warrants Dec. 1 at eight residences and locations throughout Oklahoma City.
Investigators, acting on a tip, seized nearly 31 pounds of cocaine worth $650,000 on the street, and seven pounds of meth worth $126,000, FBI Special Agent Clay Simmonds said Tuesday.
“I think it's a significant blow to drug trafficking activities here in Oklahoma,” Simmonds said.
Six guns and about $40,000 were recovered, including $20,000 and nine pounds of cocaine from a residence, where Eduardo-
Two guns and 150 rounds of ammunition were seized, and banking and money transfer receipts found at the residence “indicated a much larger cash flow” than shown on pay stubs for Eduardo-
Authorities seized nearly two pounds of meth from a residence, where Pribble-
All of those charged were arrested except for Eduardo “La Lo” Higuera-
“Every one of those searches, someone was associated with La Lo in some way,” Simmonds said.