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8 charged in connection to restaurant drug bust

Posted at 9:15 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 23:25:14-05
New information is surfacing on a drug raid at a midtown Tulsa restaurant this week. Court documents show eight people are now charged in connection with the trafficking operation.

Rio Restaurant and Bar on South Sheridan is now back open after Wednesday's bust involving the Tulsa Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

No one was available for comment inside the restaurant Friday evening. However, the lengthy federal criminal complaint has many details about the allegations.

The suspects are accused of using codecwords for the drugs. The terms included, "boys,” “onions,” “four-wheelers,” “apple," “paint” and "dirty".

Documents also show the drug accusations stretch from fall 2014 to earlier this month.

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