Traffic stop leads to nearly $300K meth bust for LPD
LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - The Lawton Police Department says they made a large meth bust on Thursday night after a traffic stop.
Officers with the Special Operations Unit conducted the traffic stop around 7:15 Thursday night on a vehicle where the passenger was reportedly a known methamphetamine distributor.
Police used a K-9 to do an open air search of the vehicle and asked the passenger, identified as Eric Mayberry, to exit the vehicle. Mayberry allegedly began dumping a bag of suspected meth on the ground before being detained by police.
Detectives say they found half a pound of meth in his pockets and he was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine.
After obtaining a search warrant, police say they went to Mayberry’s home where they found 11.2 pounds of meth and $40,000 in cash. The meth has a reported street value of $270,000.
Mayberry was booked in jail on multiple complaints including trafficking methamphetamine, aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine, obstructing an officer, destruction of evidence and obtaining drug proceeds.
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