Local Council Member Busted In California On Drug Charges, Police Say

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POTEAU (KFSM) — A city council member has been arrested in connection with methamphetamine charges after a one-and-a-half year investigation in Oklahoma and California.

David White, 57,  of Poteau was arrested in Northern California Wednesday (Jan. 17) about 5:20 p.m local time, according to the Poteau Police Department. He is facing four counts of felony distributing methamphetamine and one count of felony drug conspiracy.

Police said White has been federally indicted on the charges.

Laci Marie Fox aka Laci Marie Noah, 27, was also indicted, according to a release from the US Attorneys Office in Eastern District of Oklahoma.

White is currently in the custody of the US Marshalls Service for the Eastern District of California.

White is waiting to be extradited back to Oklahoma.

Fox will be arraigned on Monday (Jan. 22).

If convicted of the charges they’re accused of, they could face up to 60 years in prison and up to $6,000,000 in fines.