By Scott Harvey
Paris – Lamar County authorities have busted what they believe was an organized drug ring involving four Oklahoma residents.
Detectives made contact with a group of persons Wednesday afternoon in Paris who, according to reports, had been under investigation and believed was gathering ephedrine/ pseudoephedrine tablets for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Inside the vehicle which was stopped, authorities found several boxes of the medicine tablets and arrested the driver and three occupants. They were identified as Lacy Dawn Morris and Rusty Dale Kittrell of Millerton, Oklahoma; and Robert Sherman Lewis and Dennis Charles Smith of Valliant, Oklahoma.
All were charged with conspiracy to manufacture and deliver more than four grams of methamphetamine and engaging in organized criminal activity. Each remained at the Lamar County Jail at last report.
Paris and Reno Police, as well as personnel from the Lamar County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.