meth oklahoma

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are launching a new anti-methamphetamine campaign in Oklahoma.

The tribe, along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Bureau of Indian Affairs, local law enforcement and area leaders, announced the new initiative Thursday at Concho Community Hall.

The public service campaign is called Meth: Not On Our Land.

Information about the campaign and other resources can be found at or 1-800-NEW-START.

Yumi Kimura /

A federal prosecutor says two leaders of a drug trafficking organization have been sentenced to federal prison on a variety of charges, including possession with the intent to distribute 15 kilograms or more of methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of Tulsa said Tuesday that sentences were headed down to 36-year-old Samuel Garcia-Escalera and 34-year-old Joel Deloera-Escalera, who were convicted following a five-day jury trial. Garcia-Escalera was sentenced to 25 years in prison, and Deloera-Escalera received more than 11 years.

Yumi Kimura /

Investigators say more than three dozen people have been charged in a North Texas-based drug trafficking ring with ties to Oklahoma.

Federal prosecutors on Friday announced the suspects face charges including conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictment says the suspects since 2013 conspired to distribute methamphetamine and used stash houses to store the smuggled drugs.

Authorities say 32 of the 37 suspects have been arrested. All allegedly have ties to various white supremacist groups.

Eight pounds of crystal meth were seized last year during an eight-month investigation.
Oklahoma Watch

Seizures of homemade methamphetamine labs are down by nearly half in many high-use meth states.

But use of the drug remains high, because of imported Mexican meth.

Data compiled by The Associated Press shows that meth lab busts are down 40 percent this year in Tennessee, 34 percent in Missouri and nearly 50 percent in Oklahoma.

Enforcement actions and tougher laws are partly responsible, but experts say meth made by Mexican cartels has become so cheap and pure that it is finally supplanting meth made in home labs or inside cars.

Assignment: Radio March 24, 2013

Mar 25, 2013
Hayley Thornton

Each week, Assignment: Radio brings you stories on a different theme. Last time we took you to some interesting events in the community. This week, we focus on hard news topics like environmental conservation and the drug war. 

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