Oklahoma City meth ring investigation brings 22 more arrests

Federal prosecutors have charged 22 more people with involvement in a drug ring that distributed large amounts of methamphetamine through a south Oklahoma City car wash.
by Nolan Clay Modified: November 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm •  Published: November 2, 2012

Prosecutors allege the leader of the organization was Iran Juan Zamarripa Carrillo, who was arrested in August in Corpus Christi, Texas, after being charged in Oklahoma with conspiracy.

The FBI agent, Casey S. Cox, reported Zamarripa obtained methamphetamine from suppliers in Mexico, had semi-truck drivers deliver multiple pounds of the drug to Oklahoma City and then had the drivers pick up “thousands of dollars in drug proceeds.”

The agent reported Zamarripa made daily phone calls from Corpus Christi to associates who oversaw the distribution and sale of meth from the El Lagunero car wash at 2418 SW 59 in Oklahoma City.

Investigators in August seized 66 pounds of meth and $323,400 in U.S. currency from an Oklahoma City residence.

Prosecutors described the investigation as ongoing. The FBI agent reported many of the new defendants were identified by those arrested earlier.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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