K9 unit seizes $1.2 million in drugs

Yukon drug bust nets meth and cocaine shipment

An Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics' K9 unit seized 128 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and one pound of cocaine with a street value of $1.2 million during a Feb. 3rd traffic stop in Yukon. (Photo provided)

By Carol Mowdy Bond

Contributing Writer

Members of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics’ K9 Interdiction Unit seized $1.2 million in drugs after making a traffic stop on a vehicle in Yukon.

The car was heading eastbound on Interstate 40 about noon Monday, Feb. 3. After pulling the driver over, officers searched the car in a parking lot near Garth Brooks Boulevard and Vandament Avenue.

“Several indicators prompted agents to search the vehicle, which led to the discovery of 128 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and one pound of cocaine,” OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said.

The drugs were found stuffed inside duffel bags in the vehicle’s trunk. (Photo provided)

The drugs were stuffed inside duffel bags.

“A follow-up investigation produced information that the load was headed to Indiana,” Woodward said. “An OBN agent worked with law enforcement authorities in Indiana to deliver the load to a home in South Bend, Indiana.”

There was a person in the South Bend home. When he took possession of the load, he was arrested and taken into custody, as were two other people inside the home.

“Upon taking possession of the drugs, three individuals were arrested,” Woodward said. “The two individuals arrested by OBN in Oklahoma will be facing charges of trafficking. Their names have not been released at this time.

“The street value of the methamphetamine is estimated at $1.2 million. The half-kilo of cocaine has a potential street value of $20,000.”

The case is still being investigated and charges are pending at the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office.