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Guymon Man Arrested In Hooker For Trafficking Meth

KSCB News - May 11, 2016 7:25 pm

A Guymon man was arrested after selling meth to confidential police source.

According to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department, a joint operation was conducted with the Texas County Sheriff’s Department and officers with the Hooker Police Department. The operation involved an undercover purchase of about one ounce of methamphetamine in Hooker.

The TCSD said a confidential source was used to buy the meth from 36-year-old Elier Sarmiento Hernandez, who is from Guymon. While under police surveillance, the source met with Sarmiento in the parking lot of the Love’s convenience store. After the exchange, Sarmiento left the parking lot and drove to the Oklahoma/Kansas state line while still under surveillance.

Police said Sarmiento crossed the state line, where Kansas law enforcement authorities continued surveillance of him. Shortly after that, Sarmiento crossed back into Oklahoma, where authorities there continued their surveillance of him. Sariento went back to the Love’s parking lot in Hooker, where he met with the confidential source again.

According to the TCSD, Sarmiento then delivered more than 25 grams of meth to the source then left the parking lot. He was then detained by TCSD deputies.

Sarmiento was arrested on violations of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

"This is just one more example of how a strong working relationship exists between the sheriff’s department and other law enforcement agencies in Texas County," said Texas County Sheriff Boley "This working relationship at the local level, has been essential to the operations of the men and women of the sheriff’s department and police departments who are out on the streets combating the threat of local drug trafficking and other crimes directly related to the drug problem within our county."

 

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