LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The Lawton Police Department set a new record when it comes to prescription drug seizures in a recent arrest.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Lawton Police Department went to the home of Victory Song Kim armed with a search warrant. Kim was the sole occupant at 4417 SW Hickory Lane.
During the search, police confiscated the following:
15,372 Xanax pills –Street value of $76,860
2,016 grams of hydroponic marijuana –Street value of $40,320
211 grams of Butane Honey Oil –Street value $10,550
17 firearms, ranging from pistols to high powered rifles
6 grams of Methamphetamine –Street value $600
Approximately $7,000 cash
Large amount of ammunition
Total street value $128,330
The search warrant was the result of a long-term investigation between LPD and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The search warrant results in Lawton Police Department's largest prescription drug seizure.
"Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic in the United States, causing more deaths by drug overdose than car accidents. Xanax is a powerful benzodiazepine often prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is highly addictive when used long term and a tolerance to this drug develops quickly resulting in the need for more pills to get the same effect. Xanax is considered to be one of the 10 most abused prescriptions drugs in the United States and is highly popular amongst teenagers and individuals ages 18 to 25," Det. Nancy Lombardo said in an email.
Kim was arrested at the home and taken to the Lawton City Jail for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of a Schedule IV drug with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, maintaining a dwelling for the use/sale of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II drug.
The case was presented to the Comanche County District Attorney's Office Friday morning.
"Anytime we can get this amount of drugs and guns off our streets is a good day," Det. Lombardo said.