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April 23, 2014

No-knock raid: Enid SWAT, Narcotics Unit arrest five on drug charges

ENID, Okla. — Members of the Enid Police Department SWAT team and Narcotics Unit served a no-knock search warrant early Wednesday morning that resulted in five arrests.

Detective Zeke Frazee said a narcotics investigation led to the service of the search warrant at 1502 E. Maine at about 6 a.m.

One man, identified as William Moore, attempted to leave the residence in a vehicle while the warrant was served and was stopped nearby, Frazee said.

He said officers found a loaded .22-caliber handgun and methamphetamine in Moore’s possession. As officers made entry into the house, Brandon Shuitt was found hiding behind a car in the garage, Frazee said.

Officers found a clear plastic bag containing 13 to 14 grams of methamphetamine where Shuitt was taken into custody, Frazee said.

Inside the residence, Lyndsey Strickland and Paula Taylor were found in a bedroom, Frazee said, and arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,000 feet of a school.

Ryan Neitzke was found in the living room in possession of methamphetamine and a glass pipe, Frazee said. He was arrested on complaints of possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Frazee said he searched Shuitt’s bedroom and found a lock box containing methamphetamine, marijuana, a set of digital scales and packaging materials. Also located were a 9 mm handgun in a floor safe and a shotgun in the living room, Frazee said.

Shuitt was arrested on complaints of possession of CDS within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Frazee said Shuitt agreed to speak with him and said he had stopped selling drugs five months ago, but admitted to using methamphetamine just before officers arrived to serve the search warrant at his house.

Officers also found a large amount of electronics in the home, Frazee said, and an investigation is ongoing to determine if any of the property has been reported stolen.

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