An undercover investigation aimed at halting a delivery of heroin into Carter County resulted in the early morning arrests of a pair of couriers Thursday.
ONB Agent-in-charge Bryant Knox confirmed John Deloera, 25, Moore, and Darian Geist, 19, Oklahoma City were taken into custody about 2:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Cooper Drive. The twosome was apprehended without incident and booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending drug trafficking charges.
“We ordered up heroin from Oklahoma City. The two subjects brought it down. When they arrived a traffic stop was conducted. A K-9 alerted and searched the car. An estimated 17-grams of heroin was found,” Knox said, adding only that the case was launched based information investigators had recently uncovered.
OBN, Carter County Sheriff’s Department and Ardmore Police Department participated in the undercover investigation that led to the duo’s arrest.
Discussing the case, Knox said the duo delivered almost double the 10-grams of heroin required for a trafficking charge. The OBN agent said the case was unusual because heroin is “not commonly found in this area.”
Deloera and Geist are expected to make initial appearances in Carter County District Court today.