This afternoon, Cushing police went to a residence in the 1200 blk E. Greenlee Street, to attempt to serve an arrest warrant. While police were at the residence, they encountered a person coming out of the back door. While investigating the identity of the person who came out the back door, police learned that there was an active meth lab inside of the residence.

The Cushing Fire Department was summoned to the scene because of the chemicals associated with the meth lab. In addition, a member of the Payne County Sheriff’s Department was also sent to the scene to help Cushing police collect evidence.

The investigation is continuing at this hour. So far, two people have been arrested. Another arrest is probable. The road in front of the residence was closed for about an hour, but has now been reopened.

Chief Terry Brannon said, “I am very pleased with the proactive efforts of my officers in trying to serve an active arrest warrant. While the person we were looking for was not there, we took away the opportunity for the drugs that were being allegedly cooked to be sold on our streets. I commend the work of Sgt. Jack Ford, Officer Matthew Piatt, Officer Jerrod Livergood, and Officer Randy Evans.”

Brannon Continued, “I cannot underscore enough the cooperative efforts of Chief Brent Kerr and the Cushing Fire Department, as well as the Payne County Sheriff’s Department who provided a certified lab technician to help us collect evidence. All of these efforts equate to our commitment to help keep Cushing a safe, livable city.”

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