Quapaw Tribe arrests suspect for methamphetamine at casino


The Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Photo from Facebook

The Quapaw Tribe arrested a man suspecting of trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in the tri-state area where its casino is located.

Tribal police arrested Justin Thurston, 33, in the parking lot of the Downstream Casino Resort on June 16. Four ounces of methamphetamine were found in his vehicle, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

Thurston helped lead authorities to a second man, Sergio Diaz-Ontiveros, 30. He was found at a nearby hotel with three pounds of methamphetamine.

Thurston and Diaz-Ontiveros are now facing a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. They are being prosecuted in federal court in Missouri.

The Downstream Casino Resort is located on lands in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

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Pounds of meth seized, arrests made in multi-agency operation (The Neosho Daily News 6/21)


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