On February 22, 2022, a deputy with the Criminal Interdiction Team of Central Oklahoma (CITGO) spotted a van driving erratically on I-35 northbound near 122nd Street in Oklahoma City.
Aaron Brilbeck with Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office stated that 29-year-old Jamara Hennings was on her phone and swerving around on the road, which is why she was pulled over. Brilbeck explained, “She said that she was from Cleveland, Ohio, went down to Phoenix to visit a couple of friends, but she couldn’t tell our deputy the last name of the friends or where they lived in Phoenix.”
Hennings’ story led to officers growing suspicious, which is when they asked to search the van. Hennings declined, and drug dogs were brought it, and got a positive hit on drugs in the back of the van. Officers discovered 75,000 Fentanyl pills, 23.5 pounds of crystal meth, and 2.5 pounds of pre-cut cocaine in a duffle bag in the van. The sheriff’s office estimated that the drugs are worth $3.3 million.
Hennings is now facing federal charges after being turned over to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.