City, county, state and federal officers fanned out across Carter and Love counties early Tuesday serving arrest warrants that mark the end of multiple narcotic investigations.
In a letter to The Ardmoreite early Tuesday Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant announced the roundup, which originally was aimed at more than 20 defendants, but concluded with two additional search warrants and additional arrests and additional charges.
“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 with 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,” Bryant said in the letter.
Agencies participating in the roundup included: 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.
Ardmore Police Chief Ken Grace said he was extremely pleased with the outcome of the cooperative effort.
“We are all benefiting from the cooperation between agencies. I know I speak for everyone when I say how much I appreciate this all out effort to work together. It’s amazing what can be accomplished. This roundup is just an example of what can be accomplished,” Grace said.
Love County Sheriff Marty Grisham said he too was pleased with the results of the long term investigative cooperation as well as the actual roundup.
“Everything went very well. This was a good opportunity to work together and serve these warrants and it was very successful,” Grisham said. “This shows we are working together to get things done and the effort between communities and the two counties is something that hasn’t been done in a while. I’m very pleased with what we’ve accomplished and the new cooperative working relationship.”  
Thirteen defendants were taken into custody without incident within hours Tuesday morning.
Those booked into the Carter County Detention Center include:
• Daniel Wayne Hughes, 40, — warrant charging  distribution of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. In addition, a search warrant at Hughes’ Ardmore residence resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and a pending charge of trafficking meth
• Kevontre Jawauna Jones, 24 — warrant charging distribution of marijuana and codeine
• Jarrod Lamual Halstied, 25 — warrant charging possession CDS with intent to distribute including possession with intent to distribute
• Melvin Troy Wilkinson, 37 — warrant distribution of CDS
• James Wesley Collins, 54 — warrant distribution of meth
• Ashley Ann Young, 27 — warrant distribution of meth
• Tommy Lee Holland, 43 — warrant distribution of CDS including possession of CDS with intent to distribute
• Carol Leighann Wood, 34 — warrant distribution of CDS including possession of CDS with intent to distribute
• Cynthia Marie Rodgers, 54 — warrant distribution of CDS including possession of CDS with intent to distribute
• Kadie Diane Turner, 26 – warrant distribution of CDS including possession of CDS with intent to distribute
Defendants booked into the Love County Jail include:
• Casey Don George, 41— arrested on a warrant charging illegal distribution of drugs However, a search warrant served at his Overbrook residence resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, illegal weapons, and illegal surveillance equipment. George faces additional pending charges of maintaining a dwelling where CDS is kept, possession with intent to distribute, possession of firearm in commission of felony and possession of surveillance equipment in commission of a felony
• Tieraney Candice Rodriguez, 35 — arrested as result of search warrant on George residence, pending charge of possession of methamphetamine
• Dustin Keith Flatt, 35 — possession with intent to distribute
All of the defendants booked into the county jails are expected to make initial district court appearances today.
Defendants wanted on warrants who remain at large include:
• Edward Thomas Hill, 30 — Carter County warrant of possession of CDS with intent to distribute
• Travis James Hignett, 28 — Carter County warrant distribution of CDS
• Richard Allen Page, 25— Carter County warrant distribution of methamphetamine
• Kelly Ann Hayes, 29 —  Carter County warrant distribution of methamphetamine
• Robert William Cooper, 37 — Carter County warrant distribution of CDS including possession of CDS with intent to distribute
• Desiree Nicole Johnson, 22 — Carter County warrant distribution of CDS
• Michael Adrian Wrenn, 28 — Carter County warrant distribution of CDS
• Shanna Michole McCrary, 28 — Carter County warrant distribution of CDS
• Billy James Stinson, 37 —Carter County warrant distribution of CDS
Those with information concerning the whereabouts of any of the defendants wanted on an outstanding warrant are urged to contact any of the participating  law enforcement agencies.