Norman Police Seize Record Amount of Liquid Meth

Date of Press Release: 
Tue, 10/23/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

Norman Police Department officers assigned to the 21st Judicial District Attorney Drug and Violent Crime Task Force conducted an investigation on a semi-truck in the parking lot of a hotel located in the 100 block of 26th Avenue SW just after 9 a.m. Monday.

Through the investigation, officers located 1,262 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the passenger side diesel tank of the semi-truck. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $4.4 million. The seizure is one of the largest ever to occur in Oklahoma.

Two individuals were arrested in connection to investigation, the semi-truck driver 36-year-old Enrique Lara of Chicago, Illinois (DOB: 08/24/1982) and its passenger 21-year-old Jasmine Morales (DOB: 02/16/1997) of McAllen, Texas. Both were arrested on a complaint of Aggravated Trafficking and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center.

The incident remains under investigation.