Oklahoma raid nets 33 arrests in methamphetamine ring with ties to Mexican supply line
Law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma arrested 33 people Wednesday in a raid targeting a methamphetamine ring with ties to a Mexican drug cartel.
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Darrell Weaver, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control director, said that in his 25 years with the bureau, the operation was the largest sting of its kind conducted in a rural area. He said the drug distribution ring was dismantled.
Authorities constructed a family treelike diagram of suspects' photographs, showing their relationship to one another.
Smothermon said Ellis would pick up the drugs about once a week from a supplier in Oklahoma City. The methamphetamine came from a Mexican drug cartel, although authorities declined to name the cartel or identify two men arrested Wednesday in Oklahoma City with ties to the crime organization.
Ellis was arrested on Interstate 40 on her way to Oklahoma City. Faulkner, her boyfriend, was taken into custody in Duncan, Smothermon said.
No one resisted arrest, and no injuries were reported.
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