Warrant sweep in Cherokee County leads to dozens of arrests

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. - Dozens of fugitives are behind bars Thursday in Cherokee County after officers underwent an exhaustive search for nearly 100 wanted individuals.

More than 40 law enforcement officers spent the day rounding up suspects, and came away with several arrests and the discovery of a large meth lab in Tahlequah.

Police say the lab was found in the trailer of Larry Matlock, wanted on a charge failure to appear in court on a previous meth lab charge.  While cleaning the lab, officers say a woman arrived at the trailer with her 2-year-old child and admitted to coming to buy drugs.

Authorities performed the sweep in the pre-dawn hours, hoping to find suspects in their homes.

Fugitive warrant sweeps have recently taken place in three of the four counties in District 27. The DA says another in Sequoyah County could be coming soon.

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