Drug investigation leads to seized vehicle given to Cleveland County sheriff's office.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office received an early Christmas present Dec. 20.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Director Darrell Weaver presented Sheriff Joe Lester keys to a vehicle the agency has donated to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was seized during an OBN investigation.

Weaver said OBN started a program in 2007 where the agency gives vehicles to law enforcement departments in the state. The vehicles are either no longer used by agents or may have been seized as the result of an investigation.

Weaver said many departments work with limited budgets and may not have the ability to purchase vehicles.

“We’ve donated many vehicles around the state,” Weaver said.

Sheriff Lester said he and his department appreciate the partnership with OBN.

“We thank them so much for providing us a much needed vehicle,” Lester said. “This vehicle will be used to keep the residents of Cleveland County safe.”

Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan McCormick, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. McCormick can be reached at (405) 701-8847.