Drug And Human Trafficking Violence Making Its Way Into Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – They’re the type of crimes you think of on the other side of the border — in Mexico — but beheadings and other drug-related violence are happening right here in the metro.

Arizona farmer Scott Blevins says Mexican drug cartels are embedded in every state.

Last fall it was Bethany teen Carina Saunders — killed to send a message to girls involved in human and drug trafficking.

Just last week we told you about an alleged house of prostitution busted on the city’s southwest side where poker chips were exchanged for sex. Police say that shows an apparent tie to Mexican human trafficking rings.

News 9 traveled to southern Arizona to see how big the problem with drug cartels really is and why we should be worried about it spreading into the metro even more.

“I wear a bulletproof best at night. I’m scared,” said Arizona farmer Scott Blevins. His land is a mile off of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. He says the Mexican drug cartels are so dangerous he has to protect himself. That includes a Glock strapped to his ankle.

Blevins said there’s nowhere to hide. “It’s running rampant throughout our nation. The drug cartels are imbedded in each one of our states.”

Chief Deputy Steve Henry with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department says it’s nothing new.


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