Two arrested in Oklahoma City heroin bust; drugs seized

Police arrested two men after an undercover sting at a Sonic Drive-In and recovered more than 300 grams of heroin at an Oklahoma City apartment.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: June 14, 2011
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Two men have been arrested on complaints they sold heroin at a Sonic Drive-In, and Oklahoma City police seized more than 300 grams of the drug in the case.

Armando Gutierrez, 55, and Luis Gutierrez, 20, were arrested after they sold 18 balls of heroin in an undercover sting June 2, police said.

Detectives had been monitoring an apartment they believed was connected to drug trafficking. When police made a traffic stop on someone who had left the apartment, they gathered information about two suspects who were selling the drug.

About midnight, officers watched the two men sell 18 balls of heroin weighing 12.2 grams at the Sonic Drive-In, 5901 W Reno, police said.

The suspects, later identified as Armando Gutierrez and Luis Gutierrez, were arrested on multiple complaints including drug trafficking and conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

Detectives then went to the apartment where the two men were staying along with a woman at 533 N Council Road.

Police searched the apartment and found a shrink-wrapped block of heroin weighing 282 grams hidden in a hollowed-out shoe. About 17 grams of heroin were found in smaller packages wrapped and ready for sale.

They also found $5,000 cash.

The woman who lived at the apartment was not arrested. Police said they are still investigating the case.

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