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Crime/Courts

May 17, 2013

Four arrested in drug investigation

NORMAN — Four individuals involved in illegal drug trafficking were arrested Thursday after investigations and the cooperation of several law enforcement agencies.

Those arrested included Pedro Lee Luera, 31, and Ryan Battilsa Matlock, 23, of Norman, Mark A. Prentice, 37, of Moore, and Richard Garcia, 36, of Oklahoma City.

A Federal Criminal Complaint was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. The four were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamines, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The complaint alleges the conspiracy took place from September through May and involved the distribution of methamphetamines in Oklahoma City and throughout the state of Oklahoma.

Thursday’s arrests were a result of investigation and cooperation by the following law enforcement agencies: Oklahoma City Safe Streets Task Force (FBI, Oklahoma City Police Department and, Midwest City Police Department), District III Drug Task Force, ATF, IRS, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Moore Police Department, the Norman Police Department and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

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