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McClain County Sheriff’s office dismantles chop shop

A citizen’s tip leads to bust


The McClain County Sheriff’s Office discovered a suspected chop shop south of Dibble on January 4.

They arrested Browde Keith Snider, of Blanchard, on multiple charges including:

  • Receive, possess or conceal stolen property
  • Receive, possess or conceal a stolen vehicle
  • Owning, operating or dealing with a chop shop
  • Altering or removing a vehicle identification number
  • Receive, possess or conceal stolen property

Authorities were alerted to the operation after following up on a citizen’s tip.

Investigators initially located a stolen vehicle on the property and found another stolen vehicle the following day, according to the Sheriff’s office.

After obtaining a search warrant they recovered a 2013 Ford F-150 that had been stripped and was in the process of being cut up at the make-shift chop shop on the property.

Deputies arrested Snider at the scene and he was booked into the McClain County Jail.

Deputies are following up on information and expect to make several other individuals involved, according to authorities.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to come forward with any other information regarding this incident or any other criminal activity.

The McClain County Sheriff’s Department phone number is 405-527-2141.


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