Indictments handed down in connection with Adair County meth operation

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- The announcement of arrests and indictments of multiple people involved in a Adair County meth ring was made Thursday afternoon in Muskogee.

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma said a grand jury handed down indictments for 12 people living in and around the Adair County area. 

Prosecutors said the group trafficked meth from eastern Oklahoma and distributed all over the region, including Oklahoma City. The indictment said the meth dealers even traveled to local casinos to gamble off and convert their drug money into legitimate winnings.

Agents also recovered more than a dozen guns.

Officials said the arrests will have a huge impact on crime in the area.

If found guilty, prosecutors say 12 people could spend up to 10 years in federal prison and be fined up to $10 million.

Federal agents are still looking for two people they believe are connected to the meth ring. They were identified as Carl Cushing, 59, and Megan Watkins, 26.

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