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Deputies make drug arrests in joint effort with Sulphur, Davis police

Picture from left are: Marty Busby, Terry Flowers, Chad Hill and David Coll

The Murray County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Sulphur Police Department and Davis Police Department arrested 3 subjects for distribution of methamphetamine and 1 subject for maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold, kept or used on Dec. 30, 2021. The investigation started in August when Undersheriff Jay McClure and Deputy Blake Clifton were looking into numerous burglaries. During the investigation, Sheriff Darin Rogers wanted to focus on the drug dealers who end up with the money or property from the crimes.
Once law enforcement was able to identify the alleged drug dealers in the area, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics was contacted to conduct a joint operation. On Oct. 1, 2021, Deputy Ben Flowers arranged a controlled narcotics purchase from a resident in Davis. The Murray County Sheriff’s office and the OBNDD conducted a controlled buy from the alleged drug dealer at a local convenience store in Davis. Lawmen were able to purchase methamphetamine from the controlled buy. The suspect was identified as Marty Alan Busby of Davis.
Around the same time period, Deputy Flowers and Deputy Brandon Eddy arranged controlled buys from two separate residences in Sulphur. Agents from OBNDD also assisted in these operations. These two houses have had numerous complaints and lawmen have noticed unusual amount of traffic at both residences.
Lawmen setup a controlled buy from an alleged dealer who resides in the 1200 block of West Vinita. During this operation, the transaction was to occur at a local convenience store. Sheriff Rogers, Undersheriff McClure, and Deputy Charline Bates assisted so they could observe the alleged drug dealer make the transaction. Law enforcement were able to purchase methamphetamine from the target subject who was identified as Terry Flowers.
The second controlled buy of the day occurred at a residence located near Division Street and East Tahlequah. Lawmen were able to purchase methamphetamine from the residence. During these operations, Deputy Mike Woods was able to secure the methamphetamine and make sure a positive field test was conducted. The Sheriff’s Office was able to purchase methamphetamine from the residence on East Tahlequah two separate times. During this operation lawmen obtained probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for the home owner who was identified as Chad Allen Hill. Hill was charged with maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold, kept or used.
The Sheriff’s office and the OBNDD conducted another controlled buy at the apartments located on North 3rd Street in Davis on Oct. 12, 2021. The Sheriff’s Office conducted a successful controlled purchase. The subject who sold the methamphetamine was identified as David M. Coll.
According to Sheriff Rogers, three more warrants are expected on local subjects who have sold methamphetamine recently. Sheriff Rogers said the other three individuals are Native Americans and the Chickasaw Nation will be issuing warrants soon.
Sheriff Rogers, Undersheriff Jay McClure, and Deputy Bates were involved in a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately $9,000.00, 2 large bags of marijuana and numerous bags of a substance thought to be methamphetamine on Nov. 18, 2021.
A traffic stop was conducted on a rural road in Murray County for a violation of Oklahoma State Statutes. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jimmy Joe Arles Sr. and he was charged with 2 counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of proceeds derived from illegal drug activity. The passenger was identified as John Thomas Stiffler and has been charged with been charged with 2 counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of drug proceeds derived from illegal drug activity.
According to Sheriff Rogers, only one of the subjects who have been charged in the controlled buys had a job.  Also, Sheriff Rogers, Undersheriff McClure and Deputy Clifton had recently responded to an accidental overdose. While talking with a witness involved, lawmen learned the overdose was from heroin. The witness said the drugs was from one of alleged drug dealers that was arrested on Dec. 30, 2021.
The Murray County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs for the assistance in controlled buy operations. “They have great agents in this area and are always willing to help,” said Sheriff Rogers. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the Sulphur Police Department and the Davis Police Department for their assistance during the arrest of the alleged meth dealers.
Sheriff Rogers has one more thing to add, “We also want the other three subjects who sold methamphetamine in our controlled operation to know, we will be getting warrants for your arrest soon!”

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