Tahlequah Women and Man Arraigned on Manufacturing Meth, Child Endangerment
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 14, 2013|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brenda Toniece Vann, age 54; Lisa Autumn Shiann Creech, age 23; and Andrew Kelli Braddock, age 20, all of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, were arraigned in federal court today.
The defendants are charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B); manufacture of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, both punishable by not less than five years but not more than 40 years in prison and/or up to a $8,000,000 fine; endangering human life while illegally manufacturing controlled substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 858, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not more than 10 years in prison and/or up to a $250,000 fine; and manufacture of methamphetamine on premises where children are present or reside, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 860a, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not more than 20 years in prison consecutive to any other sentence imposed, and/or up to $250,000 fine.
The indictment alleges that beginning on about August 31, 2012 and continuing until on or about January 23, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together to knowingly and intentionally manufacture 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, and aided and abetted one another to knowingly and intentionally manufacture a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
The indictment further alleges that the defendants committed those crimes while creating a substantial risk of harm to human life on the premises where an individual under the age of 18 was present or resided.
The charges are a result of an investigation by the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendants were remanded into the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.