Three defendants in drug trafficking case will face trial, judge rules

Latoria Perry, Jose Chinchilla and Samika Harris are among 27 people facing conspiracy charges. Prosecutors allege Edmond man at center of operation to distribute cocaine in Ardmore and OKC.
by Tim Willert Modified: October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012

Agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control told a judge they bought cocaine from Cohee in October 2011, initiated a monthlong wiretap investigation in January, and seized $48,000 concealed in a car driven by Cohee in February.

Another Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agent said she seized an unspecified amount of cocaine and currency in March from a home in Oklahoma City where Cohee was staying with his wife and her children.

Herbert was arrested Feb. 8 after he was stopped on Interstate 35 in Murray County with two pounds of cocaine in his car, according to court papers.

He testified about picking up cocaine in Dallas, stopping in Ardmore to deliver part of the supply and then taking the rest to Edmond, where Cohee lived with his wife, who is also charged in the case.

“He had quite a bit of business going on in both places,” said Herbert, who acknowledged during cross-examination taking the stand to “cut a deal” with prosecutors.

A preliminary hearing for Cohee and the remaining co-defendants is scheduled for Oct. 24. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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