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8 arrested in Stephens County drug bust, police looking for 4

DUNCAN, Okla._An ongoing investigation into drug distribution and trafficking, targeting methamphetamine, resulted in eight arrests and charges for four more still on the run.

The District 6 District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs completed a meth-related investigation into the distribution system around Duncan. With the help of the Duncan Police Department, eight of the 13 people charged in connection to the investigation were arrested Friday, October 16. One person was already in the custody of the Department of Corrections and arrest warrants were issued for the remaining four.

This was the second investigation in Stephens County since July 2015. The investigations have resulted in charges being filed against approximately 65 suspected drug dealers and traffickers. District Attorney Jason Hicks says having an impact on the flow of drugs in his district is his top priority.

“It is extremely important to have an impact on the drug trade in this area.  We see the devastating results of methamphetamine and other illegal substances on a daily basis.  The poison being sold on our streets not only impacts the person using the drug, but also their family members and our community as a whole,” Hicks said.

Hicks also noted that his staff takes an aggressive approach toward prosecuting drug traffickers and dealers. 

“First, we request the Stephens County District Court to set bond for each person in an amount that we believe will protect the community from their deeds and ensure their return to court. We also seek prison for every person charged with distribution or trafficking, regardless of whether it is a first time offender. It is a priority for us and my staff has been advised to put people who commit these types of crimes in prison,” he explained.

The people charged in the recent investigation include:

1. Carolyn Marie Peachey-Endeavoring to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; $150,000 bond. In custody.
2. Robert Leonard Peachey-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; $150,000 bond. In custody.
3. April Dawn Sweetman-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; $200,000 bond. In custody.
4. Tonie Louise Dambrosio-Endeavoring to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; $100,000 bond. In custody.
5. Edmundo Vargas-Trafficking in illegal drugs and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a school; $250,000 bond. In custody.
6. Leon Wendell Noel-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; $500,000 bond. Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm after felony conviction; $250,000 bond. In custody.
7. Nathan Blair Lynn-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; $100,000 bond. In custody.
8. Lisa Jean Noel-Unlawful possession a controlled drug with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction; $150,000 bond. In custody.
9. Andrew Skeen-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, trafficking in illegal drugs. In DOC custody.
10. Latrisha Marie Dean-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
11. Evelyn Samar Stephens-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
12. Kye Randall Garrett-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
13. Ross Wayne Whitehead-Distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.

Police are still looking for Dean, Stephens, Garrett and Whitehead. Contact your local law enforcement if you have any information regarding their location.

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