Wagoner County Sheriff's Office assists in Multi-County, Multi State investigation
U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced that more than 30 individuals have been named in two separate indictments for their roles in heroin trafficking operations in Oklahoma. The indictments were unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies arrested 23 individuals in an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation. At least 18 of the 30 defendants named in the indictments are individuals known to be unlawfully in the United States.
The DEA orchestrated the simultaneous execution of search and arrest warrants at 14 different sites in Oklahoma, arresting 23 individuals and seizing approximately 4 kilograms of heroin and $120,000 in U.S. currency. Without the hard work of all the assisting agencies involved, the seized narcotics would have made its way into our Wagoner County communities.
Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated "At the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, we are fully committed to stopping the illegal flow of narcotics in Wagoner County and surrounding counties. I am proud of the work that my investigators have put in to assist in putting these individuals behind bars and keeping the narcotics off Wagoner County streets."