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Human Trafficking, OBN topic of discussion

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 LAWTON, Okla._Agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics discussed the state's issue of human trafficking and said no state was exempt.

A crowd of Lawton citizens joined OBN agents Tuesday, at Cameron University's CETES center in a town hall meeting.

Darrell Weaver, OBN director said human trafficking was a hideous crime that everyone could help combat.

"It's about awareness, about the public doing something about it, it's just like drug traffickers the way we deal with it in our day to day business with them, we have to have the public be the eyes and ears of these crimes and human trafficking is no different," said Weaver.

OBN Human Trafficking Agent in Charge, Michael Snowden, says human trafficking plagues every state and is a crime that should not go ignored no matter how big or little.

"It's hard to quantify an underground activity, but if there is any human trafficking involvement in Oklahoma, that is too much, so whether there is one victim or a thousand we have the same obligation to investigate it no matter the number," said Snowden. 

The next OBN town hall meetings will be held in Oklahoma City and McAlester. 

 

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