Lawmen have fanned out across Carter and Love counties early today conducting a roundup of defendants wanted on drug arrest warrants.

In this letter to The Ardmoreite Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant explains:

“As sheriff, I promised to work together with those agencies willing to invest in a cooperative effort to curb crime in our area. I have a great working relationship in both Love County Sheriff Marty Grisham and Ardmore Chief of Police Ken Grace. I have also enjoyed a great working relationship with the Ardmore Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Office. Citizens should know that we are all working together to make this part of Southern Oklahoma a better place to work, live and raise a family.

“With that being said today, in the early morning hours, law enforcement officers are out serving 22 arrest warrants for subjects in both Carter and Love counties. Each of the 22 defendants is being sought on illegal narcotics violations — primarily distribution, stemming from investigations conducted by narcotics officers. This operation, which dates back several months, was accomplished through the hard work of several investigators. 

“Agencies participating in the roundup are: Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Ardmore Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Love County Sheriff’s Officer, Marietta Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation,

“Respectfully,

“Sheriff Chris Bryant”