Police in Oklahoma say that two people were arrested after they made one of the largest drug seizures in state history yesterday.
The drug seizure happened in Norman, Oklahoma, around 9 a.m., according to the Norman Police Department.
According to a news release from Norman Police:
“Norman Police Department officers assigned to the 21st Judicial District Attorney Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted an investigation on a semi-truck in the parking lot of a hotel located in the 100 block of 26th Avenue SW just after 9 a.m. Monday.
Through the investigation, officers located 1,262 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the passenger side diesel tank of the semi-truck. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $4.4 million. The seizure is one of the largest ever to occur in Oklahoma.”
The 36 year old Chicago-based truck driver Enrique Lara and passenger, 21 year old Jasmine Morales, were both arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center, where they face charges of Aggravated Trafficking.
The incident remains under investigation.