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Lawton traffic stop leads to discovery of more than 2,000 grams of meth

Jong Hyun Pae (Source LPD) Jong Hyun Pae (Source LPD)
Norton (Source LPD) Norton (Source LPD)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A traffic stop for speeding on March 2 in Lawton led to the discovery of more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine.

The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 44 at the Rogers Lane exit after being paced at 81 miles per hour.   The driver was identified as Jong Hyun Pae. K-9 Officer "Be" gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics and during a search of the vehicle, Detectives located approximately 2,014 grams of methamphetamine, numerous small plastic baggies, a digital scale and a methamphetamine pipe with residue inside of a speaker box in the trunk.

Jong Pae was placed under arrest for Aggravated Trafficking of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Speeding.

Officers also found a small amount of methamphetamine, numerous counterfeit City National Bank checks, a digital scale and syringes inside of Pae’s home. Pae’s girlfriend, Butchie Norton, was at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed. Norton told police that a friend had already texted her to say that Pae had been arrested. Police then found a bag with meth floating in the toilet and a large bag with meth residue in the trash next to the toilet.

Norton was placed under arrest for Destruction of Evidence, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was transported to the Lawton City Jail. An additional charge of 1st-degree forgery was added for Pae.

The methamphetamine has a street value of approximately $200,000 dollars.

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