18-month investigation nets trafficker who supplied drugs to Mayes, Rogers and Delaware counties
The arrest of Brian Anderson, a known Irish Mob member, marked the end of an 18-month investigation by Mayes County Sheriff’s Office.
Mayes County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Interdiction Unit has been conducting an investigation, the main target of which was Brian Anderson whose drug distribution organization spanned across three counties.
“In November of 2015, CIU investigators identified Brian Anderson, a known Irish Mob member who goes by ‘Too Much.’ During the course of the investigation we learned there were multiple individuals traveling from Mayes County to his residence in Oklahoma City where they were purchasing a large quantity of methamphetamine to bring back to Mayes, Rogers and Delaware Counties for distribution,” said MCSO’s Lt. Brett Mull.
Investigators allege more than 100 lbs. of methamphetamine has been distributed in the three counties over the course of two years.
In July of 2016, a warrant was issued with the assistance of the Oklahoma City Impact Team and a trafficking weight of methamphetamine, drug proceeds and surveillance equipment were seized at Anderson’s residence.
Later, Anderson moved to Disney and it was at this residence MCSO’s CIU served a warrant Friday morning.
Delaware County District Attorney’s Taskforce, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Tactical Team, Jay Police Department aided in execution of the warrant.
Anderson and wife, Allie Anderson, were taken into custody.
Investigator Keith Fields served a search of the residence yielded methamphetamine, drug proceeds, surveillance equipment, items used for the distribution of methamphetamine and a working meth lab.
James Cowart and Chris Carpenter were in the residence when law enforcement arrived on scene and were also arrested.
“Following Friday’s warrant Mayes County Sheriff’s Office would like to talk to Amanda Loffer, Jody Wells and Cecilia Evans in reference to the methamphetamine lab,” Mull said.
Brian Anderson, Allie Anderson and Chris Carpenter are facing charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, unlawful use of a communication facility, money laundering, acquiring drug proceeds from illegal drug activity and patterns of criminal offenses. Cowart is facing manufacturing charges in Delaware County.
“We identified over 20 individuals through interviews, cooperating witnesses and corroborated evidence, who have participated in Anderson’s organization to distribute meth,” Mull said.
While the end of the investigation was marked with Anderson’s arrest, Mull said many arrests will follow.
Mull told The Times, “Arrest warrants will be issued for multiple individuals who have engaged in this conspiracy.”