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January 11, 2008

District Attorney announces large bust in Stephens County drug trade

DUNCAN — On January 11, 2008, Stephens County District Attorney Bret Burns announced the completion of a lengthy investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs in Stephens County, Oklahoma.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, over 50 law enforcement officers participated in the early morning raid of drug houses. The District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Duncan Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Comanche Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed 20 arrest warrants and 3 search warrants. The warrants were the result of months of undercover purchases of crack cocaine and methamphetamine at the direction of DA’s Office Investigator Justin Scott from defendants residing in Duncan and Comanche. The arrests and search warrants may result in additional charges. Found during the warrants was a large quantity of crack cocaine, firearms and several thousand dollars.

The arrests and prosecutions remove a major source of illegal drugs, and the associated problems, from the streets and neighborhoods of Stephens County. The investigation concentrated on those individuals distributing illegal drugs, and not those using the drugs. By removing the people responsible for selling the illegal drugs, those addicted to the drugs have a better opportunity to avoid them. The goal of the District Attorney’s Office is to coordinate effective joint investigations, safely arrest those identified, and imprison those found guilty of distributing illegal drugs.

District Attorney Burns would like to thank those responsible for the investigation and support necessary to complete this investigation. The professionalism of law enforcement in this part of the State is second-to-none and the citizens of Stephens County should be proud of their performance. The warrants were executed without any injuries to law enforcement officers or defendants.

Once arrested, all defendants were taken to the Stephens County Jail where they were held on the arrest warrants pending an appearance before the court.

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