Several Arrests Made In Tahlequah Drug Ring Investigation

Monday, February 28th 2011, 3:47 pm
By: News On 6

TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma -- Cherokee County authorities say several residential burglary arrests helped them uncover a drug ring.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says at least 10 people are behind bars.  Their names and ages are:

Chad Russell, 20
Curtis Pritchett, 22
Jacob Russell, 18
Keeton Moore, 18
Jared Pritchett, 19
Anthony Sharp, 18
Presley Copeland, 18
Andrew Braddock, 18

The sheriff says the suspects were involved in at least 20 residential and car burglaries over the past month.

Investigators say the men said they were committing the burglaries to fund the operation that was also moving drugs into Tahlequah High School.

Multiple agencies — including the ATF — assisted in the investigation.