DEA Agents seize 11 pounds of meth, $5,000 cash and make 2 arrests
OKLAHOMA CITY -
According to news reports OKC DEA agents seized 11 poinds of meth, $5,000 and made 2 arrests. Carlos Castro, 23, of Oklahoma City and Jose Mendoza-Angulo, 26, of Las Vegas, Nevada, were arrested for allegedly operating a drug trafficking organization.According to court documents, agents conducted surveillance on Mendoza-Angulo's Oklahoma City residence located at 6809 South Shartel Avenue on May 1. During the surveillance, agents saw Castro in a tan Ford Taurus stop at the residence for a short time. Later, during a traffic stop by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, a canine sniffed out approximately one pound of ICE/Methamphetamine in the car. Castro was taken into custody.Court papers show agents then went to Castro's apartment at 2426 N.W. 39th Street in Oklahoma City where they saw a man walk up to Castro's 2002 blue Chevy Avalanche. DEA agents approached the man, identified as Mendoza-Angulo. Agents say he had $5,000 cash on him wrapped in a rubber band and what appeared to be a drug ledger.During a search of Mendoza-Angulo's residence on Shartel Avenue, agents found 10 pounds of ICE/Methamphetamine, a large amount of packaging materials containing meth residue and digital scales.