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Final Defendant Sentenced in Norman Oxycontin Trafficking Ring

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 29, 2010
  • Western District of Oklahoma (405) 553-8700

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, announced that the last of 24 defendants was sentenced today following a long-term investigation and prosecution of a wide-spread OxyContin trafficking operation based in Norman, Oklahoma. The investigation has resulted in the conviction of 24 individuals from central Oklahoma, including Norman, Oklahoma City, Noble, Lexington, and Wellston.

“Prescription drug abuse is a dangerous and growing problem in Oklahoma,” said U.S. Attorney Coats. “Many Oklahomans benefit from the prescribed use of prescription pain killers. When abused, however, they can be as addictive, dangerous and even lethal as illegal drugs. Those who traffic prescription drugs are simply drug dealers like those who peddle cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine on our streets. I commend the FBI, DEA, the Norman Police Department, and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office for their extraordinary efforts in dismantling this drug trafficking ring.”

The Scheme:

From September 2008, through the fall of 2009, Stephan Scott Compton and Deborah Jeann Compton (husband and wife), their three sons, Joshua Ryan Compton, Zacharry Lawrence Compton and Jeremy Scott Compton, and others were involved in trafficking oxycodone, primarily in the form of OxyContin. As part of the scheme, the Comptons used others to acquire OxyContin tablets for them through scheduled doctors’ appointments where prescriptions for oxycodone were obtained. The individuals were paid by the Comptons in exchange for receipt of the oxcycodone tablets and were even driven to their doctors’ appointments and pharmacies to fill the prescriptions. The Comptons also purchased OxyContin from other individuals for redistribution.

Oxycodone is a synthetic opioid analgesic medication available by prescription for pain relief. Oxycodone products are commonly abused throughout the United States and long term use can result in physical dependence and addiction. OxyContin is the brand name of a time-release formula of oxycodone. Abusers often crush the tablets and snort the powder or dissolve the tablets in water and inject the solution. Slang terms for OxyContin include “OC,” “OX,” “kicker” and “Hillbilly heroin.”

Once obtained in this scheme, the oxycodone tablets were stored at various locations, including a residence in Norman, a residence in Noble, and the Comptons’ place of business, Compton’s Air Quality Experts, located at 5450 Huettner Drive, in Norman. The oxycodone tablets were then illegally sold to numerous individuals in the Norman area.

Defendants Convicted and Sentenced in this Investigation:

  1. Fares Abdo Bayazeed, 56, of Norman, pled guilty on January 22, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to serve 97 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.
  2. Charleda Skinner, 57, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on January 6, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced June 21, 2010, to serve 36 months of probation.
  3. Timothy Lavelle Carter, 41, of Noble, pled guilty on February 4, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to serve 30 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  4. Rebecca Carter, 32, of Noble, pled guilty on January 21, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of heroin. She was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to serve 12 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  5. Timothy Arron Wolf, 41, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on January 22, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to 24 months in prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  6. Tommy Randy Seeds, 50, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on January 21, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to serve four months in federal prison, followed by two years’ supervised release.
  7. Latasha Sullivan, 31, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on January 22, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on June 21, 2010, to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  8. Matthew Lee Palmer, 26, of Norman, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 22, 2010 to serve 15 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.
  9. Calvin Dieter Schwab, 20, of Noble, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 22, 2010, to serve 5 months in federal prison, followed by five years’ supervised release. On September 9, 2010, the Court revoked Schwab’s supervised release and ordered him to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years’ supervised release.
  10. James Joe Ross, 50, of Lexington, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to misprision of a felony. He was sentenced on June 22, 2010, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  11. James Roy Skinner, 48, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced June 22, 2010, to serve four months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.
  12. Donna Mae Dady, 69, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on June 23, 2010, to serve five months in federal prison, followed by two years’ supervised release.
  13. Calvin Ray Pressley, 57, of Norman, pled guilty on January 22, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on June 23, 2010, to serve 24 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.
  14. Gary Lee Simmons, 42, of Wellston, pled guilty on February 8, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on July 7, 2010, to serve five months in federal prison, followed by two years’ supervised release.
  15. Kathy Sue Patterson, 53, of Lexington, pled guilty on January 21, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on July 23, 2010, to serve 14 months in federal prison, followed by two years’ supervised release.
  16. Ranita Largent, 51, of Oklahoma City, pled guilty on February 5, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on July 23, 2010, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  17. David Leroy LeCrone II, 56, of Norman, pled guilty on January 21, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on July 23, 2010, to serve 14 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  18. Joshua Ryan Compton, 25, of Norman, pled guilty on May 6, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on November 18, 2010, to serve 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release, and perform 104 hours of community service.
  19. Zacharry Lawrence Compton, 22, of Noble, pled guilty on May 28, 2010, to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on November 22, 2010, to serve 44 months in federal prison, followed by three years’ supervised release.
  20. Jeremy Scott Compton, 24, of Norman, pled guilty on May 6, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on November 22, 2010, to serve 36 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  21. Lindi Marissa Applegate, 23, of Norman, pled guilty on May 3, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on November 22, 2010, to serve 18 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release.
  22. Stephan Scott Compton, 47, of Noble, pled guilty on May 6, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. He was sentenced on December 20, 2010, to serve 48 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release, and perform 104 hours of community service.
  23. Deborah Jeann Compton, 45, of Noble, pled guilty on May 6, 2010, to using a telephone to facilitate the illegal distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced on December 20, 2010, to serve 48 months in federal prison, followed by one year supervised release, and ordered to serve 104 hours of community service.
  24. Martha Earlene Phillips, 66, of Oklahoma City, was found guilty by a jury on June 17, 2010, of two counts including conspiracy to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone. She was sentenced today to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years’ supervised release on each of the two counts, to run concurrently, and ordered to serve 104 hours of community service.

These cases were the result of a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Norman Police Department, and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Sengel.