Several arrested in Lawton cocaine investigation

Ponca City Now - September 26, 2015 9:17 am

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics says its agents joined federal and local law officers in making several arrests as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Lawton area.

OBN spokesman Mark Woodward says agents began making arrests at 6 a.m. Thursday of individuals facing charges including trafficking controlled dangerous substances. Woodward says Lawton police, the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Marshal’s Service joined in the operation.

Woodward says the investigation began in April and found that suspects were bringing as much as a kilogram of cocaine at a time from Dallas to Lawton. He says the cocaine was then converted into crack cocaine and sold in Lawton.

 

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