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Police Make Two Arrests Related to Meth Distribution

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LAWTON, Okla_ Two suspects remain behind bars after an illegal drug operation was busted at a Lawton business. Police followed a tip on possible drug dealings out of Don's Easy Shop on 38th and Rogers Lane.

On Wednesday, officers arrested shop employee Glenn Radford, and customer Angela Meek, in relation to possession and distribution of methamphetamine, and the shop's owner had no idea that anything illegal was going on at his business.

The bust was made after a few weeks of investigation work. It all started after Lawton Police received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers about possible narcotics activity at a business. Police said it was then that they discovered the disturbing location of where this methamphetamine outfit was taking place.

It was shocking enough for the police to find out an employee was running a drug operation out of their workplace, but when they found out it was happening right across the street from a business that catered to children, they went into action.

"Located across the street from Don's Easy Shop is another business in town where there is quite frequently a number of younger kids that go to the business and that was the biggest concern that we had with the narcotics activity, " said Captain Craig Akard of the Lawton Police Department.

So, around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Special Operations team of the Lawton Police Department descended upon Don's Easy Shop to serve a warrant.

"Upon searching, serving the search warrant on the business, investigators found approximately 32 grams of methamphetamine at the business and a little bit less than 15 hundred dollars cash, " said Akard.

Police arrested Glenn Radford, the employee at the shop, and initially charged him with possession of methamphetamine with an intent to distribute, but that was soon upgraded.

"When the case was presented to the District Attorney's office Thursday morning, the charge of distribution of methamphetamine was filed, " Akard said.

That charge was made in conjunction with the second arrest of Angela Meek, a customer who had just bought meth from Radford, and was at the shop when police were serving the warrant. She has been charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Police were able to make contact with the owner of Don's Easy Shop to notify him of the situation, but do not believe he had any involvement.

"After talking to him, he was not aware of what was going on, that it was just this employee that was doing it, " said Akard.

Both Radford and Meek remain in jail as of Thursday evening. Police have no reason to believe Radford was making the meth.

 

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