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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Five Arrests Made After Interdicting Packages Containing Illegal Narcotics

United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Trent Shores, announced his office’s participation in Operation Big Delivery, a week long interdiction of illegal drugs, spearheaded by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The United States Attorney’s Office worked with the United States Postal Inspector, the Tulsa Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the Drug Enforcement Agency by interdicting packages containing illegal narcotics that had been shipped via the United States Postal Service. The interdiction of six packages, all shipped from California, yielded 57 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, 15.5 pounds of THC wax, 48 THC vape cartridges, and two pounds of methamphetamine. Five arrests were made and an additional nine charges are pending.

United States Attorney Shores stated, “The United States Postal Service is not a conduit for illegal drug trafficking and we will enforce the unlawful use of the U.S. mails. This interdiction was a great example of federal, state, and local officers working together to enforce both federal and state law.”

Contact: 
Shannon B. Cozzoni 918-382-2700
Updated July 17, 2018