Emergency management impostor busted in drug sting

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EL RENO, Okla. -- The 2003 Ford Ranger looked like a legitimate government vehicle down to the decals, lights and license plate.

Canadian Co. Sheriff Randall Edwards said, "It was equipped better than our deputy's cars are equipped. It had sirens, lights, state of the art equipment."

But the vehicle owner, James Nimrod, was not who he claimed to be. 

Nimrod was busted recently in an undercover drug sting. 

He told arresting deputies he was the Director of Emergency Management in Kingfisher County.

Sheriff Edwards told us, "I don't care who he is. If he's selling crystal meth in Canadian County, he's going to jail."

Nimrod is actually a long-time volunteer for civil defense as a storm spotter and tornado chaser. 

The real director, Steve Loftis, said it's unfortunate James Nimrod misrepresented himself in a county-marked vehicle. 

"We have no control over our volunteers, what they do on their personal time, but this is a sad thing that happened," Loftis said.

The undercover drug task force recovered 14 grams of meth and a stack of cash. 

Under the state's asset forfeiture law, the Canadian County Sheriff's Dept. is now the proud owner of a well-equipped pick up.

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