A self-described drug smuggler testified Wednesday about delivering as much as four pounds of cocaine a week to an Edmond man at the center of a trafficking case.
Anthony Herbert, 41, acknowledged transporting one to two kilos a week, two to four pounds, between Dallas, Ardmore and Oklahoma City at the request of co-defendant Darrius Dajuan Cohee.
“That's basically what I was doing,” Herbert said. “I was driving his drugs from Point A to Point B.”
Cohee and 26 others, including Herbert, are charged in Oklahoma County District Court with conspiracy to traffic a controlled dangerous substance over a four-month period beginning in October 2011.
Three co-defendants appeared Wednesday for a preliminary hearing; nine others waived their right to a hearing. Another co-defendant failed to appear, a court official said.
Special Judge Stephen P. Alcorn found enough evidence to send Latoria Perry, 31, Jose A. Chinchilla, 31, and Samika Harris, 37, to trial, records show.
Cohee, 37, supplied as many as 10 dealers in Oklahoma City, Ardmore and Dallas with cocaine and marijuana, state prosecutors allege. He is being held without bond in the Oklahoma County jail.
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.