Mustang Police had a hand in the crackdown of a criminal operation just south of the city limits that included the arrests of six people, recovery of $75,000 in stolen property and the discovery of a small marijuana-growing operation.
On July 19, the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office activated its special operations team to execute a search warrant at 12500 S. Czech Hall Rd.
Mustang officers joined others from around the county in the raid on the 10-acre site. According to sheriff’s reports, an informant said the residence had a closed-circuit video surveillance system and an occupant with a violent criminal history.
Lawmen said they encountered four people on the property that was littered with several inoperable vehicles, two camper trailers, a pole barn, and stolen property including two motorcycles and a Bobcat skid-steer.
During the raid, officers saw a woman lock herself in a camper, while two other people ran out of the same camper, taking off into the woods. Deputies were able to catch them, according to the sheriff’s report.
Reports said numerous loaded weapons, including an AK47 assault rifle with two high-capacity magazines were found. Also found were four marijuana plants about 4 feet in height. The plants showed signs of cultivation and the buds were recently trimmed for processing, reports said. Digital scales, pills, methamphetamine, syringes and other paraphernalia also were found.
Mustang Police Capt. Jim Davis said the department is familiar with several of the individuals arrested.
Although the suspects lived outside Mustang city limits, Davis said the department had them on their radar. He said “they have a tendency to come into the city limits.
“We know about them and if the sheriff’s office calls us up, we share the information that we have with them,” Davis said.
Those arrested were Haley Hulan, 19, Nick Charmello, 55, Barry Sharp, 49, Martina Monreal, 43, Raymond Calandro, and Jimmy Wallace, 49, all of Oklahoma City.
Hulan and Charmello were charged with complaints of possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, firearms while in the commission of a felony, marijuana, Xanax and sawed-off rifle; cultivation of marijuana, concealing stolen property and obstructing of a peace officer. Charmello, who has warrants in two counties, also faces a complaint of using a camera surveillance system while in the commission of a felony.
Sharp faces almost the same charges as Hulan and Charmello but also faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
As of presstime, Sharp was the only one to have been released from jail after posting bond.