FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Oklahoma authorities used strong language Tuesday as they announced the dismantling of a drug network that stretched from Dallas to Oklahoma City.

“Make no mistake, these are hometown terrorists who want to destroy lives and create havoc among families in Oklahoma,” said R. Darrell Weaver, the Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

The bureau says the operation targeted people they believe supplied large quantities of powder and crack cocaine into central and southern Oklahoma for years.

“The investigation revealed a group of defendants bringing multiple kilos of cocaine into the Ardmore area from suppliers in Dallas, Texas,” said Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodard.

Woodard says from there, thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine was supplied to dealers and also transported to Oklahoma City for sale. Ardmore, Okla., is approximately an hour and a half north of the DFW area on I-35 in Carter County. The city is nearly halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City.

Nine search warrants and 20 arrest warrants were served Tuesday morning that stretch from Oklahoma City into North Texas and Dallas County. It caps an investigation that started last April.

Oklahoma authorities say 12 people were in custody by noon today. The Texas Department of Public Safety helped with today’s operation. The suspects have not been identified.

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