Two men were arrested in a drug bust Tuesday night at 503 West Avenue E in Heavener.
Heavener police, along with the LeFlore County Sheriff’s department, the Oklahoma Narcotic Bureau and the Drug Task Force arrested Josh James, 35, and Robert Grant White II, 29, and charged the pair with possession with the intent to distribute and possessions of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.
According to the Heavener Police Department, the pair have lived at the residence for approximately two years, although utilities at the house are not in their names.
Some 7.5 ounces of marijuana was seized in the raid. Heavener Police Chief Ty Armstrong gave credit to Gary Wingo for leading the investigation, which had been going on for a couple of weeks.
Armstrong said drug usage has gone a different route in Heavener.
“It’s kind of changed,” he said. “It doesn’t appear there is as much cooking meth as there was in the past. Now it’s been imported from Mexico and the prescription drug usage is a problem. The local meth seems to be gone.”
Armstrong said most of the meth they see now has been manufactured in labs in Mexico and is a lot more potent.
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