Oklahoma police arrested two people on April 1,who were accused of dealing drugs out of their apartment. Tura McLaughlin, 37, and Rocky Hanover, 23, were arrested on drug charges, taken into custody and have been booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center. If they are convicted of the drug charges, they could face considerable penalties, …
Oklahoma police arrested two people on April 1,who were accused of dealing drugs out of their apartment. Tura McLaughlin, 37, and Rocky Hanover, 23, were arrested on drug charges, taken into custody and have been booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center. If they are convicted of the drug charges, they could face considerable penalties, including jail time, hefty fines and more. If you have been charged with a serious drug crime like drug trafficking or distribution of illicit drugs in Oklahoma, your first course of action should be to contact our criminal defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center. Having a qualified defense lawyer on your side can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your case.
Meth and Other Drugs Found at OK Apartment
Police served a search warrant at the apartment of Hanover and McLaughlin, where they said they found nine grams of “ice” and several other types of drugs. “It is the purest form of methamphetamine there is,” said Sgt. Joe Bradley. “Generally the ice methamphetamine comes straight from Mexico.” Police had the area under surveillance for several days, after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold at the Garden Walk Apartment unit. “When you have people coming at all hours of the day and night and they are staying for 10 to 15 minutes at a time and then leaving, it is a pretty good indicator that there is drug traffic,” said Sgt. Bradley.
OK Police Cracking Down on Drug Crimes
As police throughout Oklahoma work to crack down on drug crimes statewide, the penalties associated with even the most minor drug offenses are severe. Just two weeks ago, an eight-month investigation into meth, drugs and organized crime resulted in more than 30 arrests in the East Tulsa area. Agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, DEA and Tulsa Police Special Investigations Divisions had been working since August 2012, to bring down 47 people in what they believed to be an organized meth ring, and the sweep targeted all levels of meth business from accused distributors to suspected users.
Contact Our Defense Attorneys for Legal Help
Under Oklahoma law, the majority of drug charges are considered felony offenses, including cultivation of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute and drug trafficking. Punishment for an Oklahoma drug crime like methamphetamine possession and distribution may include a felony conviction, up to life in prison, years of probation and/or parole, mandatory drug testing, and more. If you are facing charges for a serious drug crime in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Our criminal defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center have years of experience protecting the rights of Oklahomans charged with drug offenses, and can help you build a strong defense in your case.