Two arrested in Lawton with $73K worth of meth - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Two arrested in Lawton with $73K worth of meth

Christina Halye (Source Lawton Police Department) Christina Halye (Source Lawton Police Department)
Jeffery Karr (Source Lawton Police Department) Jeffery Karr (Source Lawton Police Department)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Two suspected drug dealers are behind bars after a traffic stop in Lawton led to more than 70-thousand dollars worth of meth.

Detectives with Lawton Police Departments special operation unit were trailing an SUV on Fort Sill Boulevard that they were familiar with, but it had a tribal tag, and when they looked it up, it came back to a totally different car. 

When the car pulled up to a house, police asked the driver and passenger to get out, and take a look at what they found inside. Two cellophane-wrapped packages of what turned out to be meth.  The total weight was more than a pound and a half, with a street value of 73-thousand dollars.  They also searched the driver's house, and found digital scales, some glass pipes, and a smaller amount of meth. Police arrested both the driver Christina Halye  and passenger Jeffery Karr on suspicion of dealing meth.

Sergeant Tim Jenkins with the Lawton Police Department says getting those drugs off the street is a win for the community.

"That's a lot lot of drugs to get off the streets at one time. That's a lot of drugs to take away from the drug dealers at one time so by us doing this and by special operations coming together and combining with other agencies to get this done is a great thing", said Jenkins.

Halye and Karr were also charged with possession of paraphernalia,and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Halye had previously been convicted for drug possession.  Karr has a previous conviction for armed robbery.

Copyright 2016 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:38:17 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

  • Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:15 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:33:04 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.

  • Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

    Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:44:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:32:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington.

    The June 12 summit, planned for Singapore, offers a historic chance for peace on the peninsula - but also the risk of an epic diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program.

    The June 12 summit, planned for Singapore, offers a historic chance for peace on the peninsula - but also the risk of an epic diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program.

Powered by Frankly