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APD Narcotics Unit Shuts Down Two Drug Operations in One Week

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From news release:

Ardmore Police Department

David C. Leonardo
Chief of Police

Robin Beal
Public Information Officer

05/13/09 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APD Narcotics Unit Shuts Down Two Drug Operations in One Week

On Monday, May 11, 2009, at approximately 2:20pm, Ardmore PD Narcotics Investigators Sgt. Kevin Norris and Cpl. Keith Ingle, assisted by Carter County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigators, executed a search warrant at a home in the 1300 block of C Street Southeast.

Upon entering the home, officers made contact with the resident, 21-year old Callie Deanne Mayes. Paraphernalia discovered inside the home led officers to take Mayes into custody. Two baggies of crack cocaine and a set of digital scales were found to be on Mayes' person. Evidence of drug distribution was found inside the residence as well.

"We have been receiving information in regards to this female and location for some time and we were just now able to obtain enough information for a search warrant," said Norris.

Investigators believe Mayes was indeed distributing narcotics from her home. She was arrested and booked into the Carter County Jail pending charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of controlled and dangerous substance (CDS) paraphernalia, and maintaining a dwelling for the use and sale of narcotics. The arrest was the result of citizen tips which launched a two-month investigation.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2009, shortly before nine o'clock in the morning, Ardmore PD Narcotics Investigators Sgt. Kevin Norris and Cpl. Keith Ingle, assisted by Carter County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigators, executed a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of 7th Northwest. The warrant was obtained through information gathered by the APD Patrol Services Division.

The target - 37-year old Omar Hiram Cole - was arrested, and found to have in his possession a pill bottle containing crack cocaine. A search of the residence revealed scales and other items used in the distribution of crack cocaine. Prescription drugs were discovered, and evidence suggests that these pills were being sold as well. Cole was arrested pending charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of CDS paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for the use and sale of narcotics.

20-year old Sasha Diane Shaw of Wichita, Kansas was also found to be inside the residence. Shaw was arrested pending charges of possession of marijuana.

Following the two successful raids, Sgt. Kevin Norris said, "We would like for the public to know that if they do call and give information that just because they may not see us doesn't mean that we are not working on their information. Sometimes it just takes a while for everything to work out."

Persons with information about illegal drug activity are encouraged to contact the Ardmore Police Department Narcotics Division at 580-226-9712 to speak with an investigator.