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Investigation of Northeast Oklahoma City Street Gang Results in 56 Convictions and a Collective Prison Sentence of Over 414 Years

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 27, 2012
  • Western District of Oklahoma (405) 553-8700

OKLAHOMA CITY—As the result of a multi-year investigation into the narcotics trafficking activities by a neighborhood street gang operating on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City, a total of 51 individuals have now been convicted and sentenced in federal court to a combined total of 4,808 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Sanford C. Coats, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge James Finch, and Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty. An additional five defendants were sentenced to 168 months in state prison. Together, this investigation resulted in the federal and state convictions of 56 defendants who were sentenced to a collective total of 4,976 months in prison—over 414.6 years.

“The Oklahoma City metro area will be safer because those prosecuted in this case will be removed from our community for a long period of time,” said U.S. Attorney Sanford C. Coats. “We will continue to use all resources and tools at our disposal to disrupt and dismantle gangs wherever they exist, and we will be aggressive in stopping their criminal activities and bringing them to justice.”

“This investigation shows the dedication of the FBI and its law enforcement partners to investigate violent gang members who have chosen to violate the law,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Jim Finch. “We will continue to investigate these violent gangs to ensure the safety of the citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.”

“The arrest and prosecution of so many dangerous individuals can only be accomplished with the combined efforts and cooperation of federal and local law enforcement agencies,” said Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty. “The multi-agency investigation along with the aggressive prosecution of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma City have made a tremendous impact on reducing violent crime in our community.”

In August 2007, the FBI, Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), and Midwest City Police Department, as part of the Safe Streets Task Force, initiated an investigation targeting a neighborhood street gang operating on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City. Intelligence gathered from OCPD indicated that this was one of most violent gangs operating in Oklahoma City. The investigation initially targeted a key supplier of crack cocaine, which led to evidence that this supplier was also selling a variety of other drugs, not only to other drug dealers, but to other members of violent gangs. Ultimately, the investigation led to the supplier’s sources and to others associated with the gang’s illegal activities.

On January 14 and February 23, 2010, a sweep by law enforcement resulted in the arrests of numerous gang members, high-level drug suppliers, and street-level drug dealers. Additional individuals were later charged and convicted in connection with this investigation. Most of the crimes related to narcotics trafficking where the primary drugs sold were cocaine (powder and crack), marijuana, methamphetamine, and PCP. Several defendants were also convicted of firearms offenses.

A total of 56 defendants were prosecuted and convicted in federal and state court. The following is a list of the defendants convicted in federal court:

Number Name Age, From Disposition Sentence
1 Kenyatta Wayne Acey (aka “Big Drive By”) 36, Oklahoma City
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 262 Months; December 15, 2010
2 Aaron Lamaine Barnett (aka “Crazy”) 35, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months;
February 16, 2011
3 Andre Berry (aka “Dre”) 48, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm 70 Months;
March 9, 2011
4 Gregory Boone (aka “Boom” &  “Big Boone”) 39, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 36 Months;
March 30, 2012
5 Tiffany Butterfield (aka “Butter”) 34, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of  PCP 60 Months;
September 5, 2010
6 Alfred Joel Clark (aka “Silky”) 42, Del City Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 24 Months;
February 3, 2011
7 David Lee Clark (aka “Baby D”) 20 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 63 Months; January 31, 2011
8 Lisa Marie Cook 25, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine 35 Months;
June 9, 2011
9 Arnetta Coleman (aka “Netta”) 55 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 132 Months; April 25, 2011
10 Jacoby Coleman (aka “Savage”) 19 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 87 Months; April 25, 2011
11 Tueshemba Covington (aka “Dub”) 29 Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 60 Months; March 11, 2011
12 Kenneth Ford 37, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 97 Months; March 9, 2011
13 Tanya Frazier 37 Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 96 Months;
September 5, 2011
14 Marquess Gill (aka “Rock”) 31, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 65 Months; April 14, 2011
15 Felicia Glander (aka “Fee”) 23, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 87 Months;
February 28, 2011
16 Marconia Green (aka “Mark”) 50 Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 130 Months;
November 22, 2011
17 Henry Lee Gresham (aka “Big Henry”) 33, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 188 Months;
March 10, 2011
18 James Hardy (aka“Man Man” & “Heathcliff”) 27, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 96 Months;
May 18, 2011
19 Tyrone Hill (aka “T-Bone”) 30 Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder and using a telephone to purchase cocaine 140 Months; March 1, 2011
20 Randy Holder 25 Pled guilty to distribution of  methamphetamine 48 Months; January 20, 2011
21 Mikeeta Holliman (aka “Keeta”) 35,
Bethany
Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 60 Months; January 3, 2011
22 Samuel Jefferies (aka “Wisdom” & “Sammie”) 29 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm 94 Months; March 11, 2011
23 Donnell Johnson (aka “D”) 22 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder 63 Months; June 19, 2011
24 Derrick J. Jones (aka “Wasp”) 26 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition 120 Months; March 17, 2011
25 Emet L. Jones (aka “Sneaky” or “Squeaky”) 30 Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine 60 Months; April 4, 2011
26 Reginald Lancaster (aka “Little Reggie Cane”) 22 Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana; and using a telephone to purchase marijuana 151 Months; March 31, 2011
27 Walter Landon (aka “Unc”) 62, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 60 Months; May 2, 2011
28 Jacqueline Diana Lewis (aka “Jackie”) 57 Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 35 Months; April 4, 2011
29 Teela Madison 25 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine 97 Months; March 3, 2011
30 Maurice Charles Maxwell (aka “One Nine”) 20, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine 87 Months; February 28, 2011
31 Heather Mitts 23 Pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine 13 Months; April 26, 2011
32 Meldon Moore (aka “Mel”) 39, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition 125 Months; April 4, 2011
33 Sylvia Moore
(aka “Sylvia”)
34 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months; April 4, 2011
34 Michael Nelson (aka “Okie”) 33, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine 60 Months; May 2, 2011
35 Alberto Oakes (aka “Hustleman”) 24 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 151 Months; January 19, 2012
36 Marcus Oakes (aka “Tiny Drive”) 21 Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 37 Months; January 4, 2011
37 Tommy Dale Olden, Jr. 50 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months; February 10, 2012
38 Ladall Pace (aka “Mix”) 45 Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 228 Months; June 10, 2011
39 Donte Parker (aka “Teardrop”) 27, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 200 Months; December 16, 2010
40 Robert Pearson 32, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 36 Months; March 29, 2012
41 Undray Lynell Perry (aka “Low Down”) 28, Midwest City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 150 Months; March 10, 2011
42 Jesse James Ramsey (aka “Messy”) 25 Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase cocaine 96 Months; March 11, 2011
43 Andrew Lewis Robinson 33, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine 60 Months; December 15, 2010
44 Shounta Samoranos (aka “Ta”) 30 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 30 Months; January 3, 2011
45 Lebron Samuels (aka “Browny”) 27 Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 48 Months; December 15, 2010
46 Larry Stutson (aka “Bobo”) 36, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine powder 312 Months; September 7, 2011
47 Sherneil Thompson(aka “Nikki”) 29, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months; March 16, 2011
48 Detrek Tucker (aka D”) 37 Found guilty at trial of using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition 262 Months; April 4, 2011
49 Eric Weaver (aka “Groove”) 23, Oklahoma City Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 37 Months; March 9, 2011
50 Vernon Wyatt 30 Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine 60 Months; March 1, 2011
51 Domnique Danielle Young (aka “Peaches”) 25 Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months; April 8, 2011

Of the 51 defendants prosecuted in federal court, four defendants exercised their right to jury trial: Reginald Lancaster, Tyrone Hill, Ladell Pace, and Detrek Tucker.

  • A jury convicted Reginald Lancaster on four counts including possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and marijuana, offenses he committed beginning in August 2008. Lancaster had prior convictions for violent crimes, including robbery and other drug offenses, and had been released from prison in June 2008. Lancaster was sentenced to serve 151 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Tyrone Hill on 11 counts involving use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder. Hill’s criminal conduct occurred from March 2009 until July 2009; at the same time, he was serving a deferred sentence for felony domestic abuse. Hill was sentenced to serve 140 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Ladell Pace on five counts involving use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine during late 2009. Numerous witnesses, including admitted prostitutes, testified that Pace had sold them crack cocaine regularly for several years. Pace had no prior criminal convictions. Pace was sentenced to serve 228 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Detrek Tucker of eight counts including use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of a 12-gauge pump shotgun and numerous rounds of ammunition. Tucker has numerous prior convictions for offenses involving firearms and drugs and has served three nine-year prison terms, running concurrently, in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Tucker was sentenced to serve 262 months in federal prison.

In addition to the 51 defendants prosecuted in federal court, five more defendants were convicted in related cases in Oklahoma County District Court by the Oklahoma County District Attorney, David Prater:

  • Emily Barnes—seven-year sentence on August 16, 2011 for possession of CDS;
  • David Anthony Burkley—five-year suspended sentence on June 17, 2011 for endeavoring to possess CDS;
  • Tasha Nicole Gurley—five-year suspended sentence on November 10, 2010 for endeavoring to possess CDS;
  • Herman Eli Hall—five-year deferred sentence on November 10, 2010 for endeavoring to possess CDS; and
  • Erika Denise Johnson—seven-year sentence on May 19, 2010 for distribution of CDS.

These cases were investigated by the Safe Streets Task Force including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Midwest City Police Department, and the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. The 51 federal cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Maye and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Hines.