At least three people are under arrest after a drug seizure on I-40 near Oklahoma City traced back to a residence in Colcord.
According to Mike Eason, with the District 13 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, officials with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics began an investigation after a car was stopped on I-40 near Oklahoma City containing 165 pounds of marijuana.
The drugs, with a street value of $1.5 million, originated in California. During a subsequent investigation, Eason said, officials learned the marijuana was destined for Colcord.
Members of the task force, along with officials from OBN, Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Colcord Police Department and West Siloam Springs Police Department, conducted a search warrant raid on a Colcord residence on Thursday, Oct. 12.
During the search officials discovered a half-pound of marijuana, a firearm and more than $2,000 in cash, as well as two minor children.
NA M. Vue, 25, and Ming Lee, 24, were arrested and transported to the Delaware County Jail in Jay.
Authorities anticipate sending charges of two counts of child neglect, possession with intent to sell, possession of drugs with a firearm, and maintaining a dwelling where controlled/dangerous substances were kept or sold will be filed on both Vue and Lee.
Additionally, Lee may face charges connected with having possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.
A third male, who was not identified, was taken into custody at the home. The two minors were removed from the residence and placed in the care of DHS caseworkers.
The driver of the car stopped on I-40, Scott Lee, 34, has been detained by officials in Canadian County. A male passenger, who was not named, was not charged in the incident.