Four individuals are under arrest for a variety of felony charges after action taken by law enforcement members from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and the District 13 Drug Task Force.
According to information released by Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore, the incident which took place on Wednesday, March 7, on Lake Road 4, near Honey Creek Bridge, involved the sale of a quantity of marijuana.
Moore said the investigation began when a Jay man reached out to an undercover deputy to purchase marijuana.
Moore said arrangements were made to make the purchase on March 7, near the skating rink along Lake Road #4, south and west of Honey Creek Bridge, in the county.
The task force operation was initiated by Delaware County Sheriff's Deputy Cody Thompson and led by District Attorney's investigator Mike Easson.
Moore said officers taking part in the operation represented the sheriff's office, the district attorney's office, Grove Police Department, Miami Police Department and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
Those arrested during the bust, according to Moore included:
• Marcus Bearpaw, 23, indian male from Afton. He has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to sell marijuana.
• Jessie Scott, 25, white male from Afton. He has been charged with possession of marijuana; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia and transport open container.
• Allison Herrera, 23, hispanic female from Afton. She has been charged with possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and transport of contraband into jail.
• Austin Smith, 22, white male from Grove. He has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous drugs with intent to deliver; conspiracy to deliver; possession of loaded firearm during commission of felony; no drug tax stamp.
Law enforcement officials arrested the four suspects during the incident within two vehicles belonging to Herrera and Smith. Moore said the gun was laying in the floorboard of the vehicle within reach of the driver - Smith.
Both vehicles were towed and impounded by law enforcement. Moore said drugs recovered at the time of arrest included more than two ounces of marijuana valued at $1,000 and a small quantity of methamphetamine.
The four were scheduled for arrangement in Delaware County District Court in Jay on Thursday, March 8. Information from the arrangements were unavailable as of press time.