TULSA - Acting on a tip, Tulsa County sheriff's deputies made two arrests after setting up a sting on an alleged drug dealer working out of a Tulsa restaurant.
On Dec. 6, a deputy received information that a Hispanic man named Martin Edwards was selling cocaine from Jack in the Box, according to the affidavit.
An undercover operation was set in motion and the deputy texted Martin, asking him for a "tenner." Edwards asked who was texting and the deputy said they met at a party, describing himself as an older white mechanic. According to the affidavit, Martin said he remembered the man.
The two agreed to meet the next day at Jack in the Box at 51st and Yale and the deputy would buy $60 worth of cocaine.
On Dec. 7, the two met at the restaurant and drugs and money exchanged hands.
After the two parted ways, the deputy conducted a field test on the substance, which tested positive for cocaine.
A second buy was set up for another $60 worth of cocaine and the two men spoke of a third supply enough for a party, according to an affidavit. During the second meet-up deputies took down the tag number of the vehicle used by Edwards. It was traced to an apartment near 71st and Yale.
On Dec. 17, the Tulsa County Drug Task Force served a warrant at the apartment and found Edwards standing in the living room with guns visible throughout the apartment. A second man, Joseph Edwards, entered the living room from another room.
According to the affidavit, guns were lying around the apartment in plain view. A total of 12 guns were recovered throughout the residence as well as drug distribution baggies, electronic scales, four baggies of marijuana and a bullet proof vest.
Joseph Edwards said he was an apartment security guard and he wore the vest during his shifts. He informed deputies of cocaine stashed throughout the apartment.
The men were arrested for a number of drug and firearm offenses.
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