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October 3, 2013

Burglaries in Grady linked to drug use

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CHICKASHA —

The three major drugs being abused in Grady County are painkillers, methamphetamine and marijuana. 

With the help of the Grady County District 6 Task Force, the sheriff’s office, along with the district attorney’s office are trying to take the drugs off the streets of cities like Chickasha, but Weir said the public helps solve a lot of these types of cases.

But, burglaries are a hard crime to see coming and often catch people off guard. There are 12 full-time sheriff’s deputies patrolling 1,105 square miles of Grady County, Weir said, so limited manpower is an issue.

There are ways citizens can arm themselves with important information to track their stolen items after a burglary happens.

Weir said in his more than 40 years in law enforcement, there have only been a couple of instances when he’s caught a burglar in the act.

He and Undersheriff Rusty Pyle said citizens should start taking an inventory of serial numbers belonging to their prized possessions, then storing them in a safe location as well as backing them up on a computer or flash drive.

Weir said if more Grady County citizens would write down their serial numbers to TVs, electronic devices, guns, computers and other prized possessions, it would then be easier to track at which shop a burglar may have pawned stolen items.

Anyone with information about drug dealers, burglars or know of those planning burglaries are asked to alert the sheriff’s office by calling (405) 222-1000 or call Chickasha Police Department at (405) 222-6050.

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