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Nineteen Individuals Indicted in June Federal Grand Jury

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 11, 2014
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma (918) 684-5100

MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the June 2014 Federal grand jury.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the grand jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.

ELADIO ARGUELLES, age 26, of El Paso, Texas, Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine

The indictment alleges that on or about April 5, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute five ilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Savanna Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charge is, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson.

  • MICHAEL ALLEN COOPER, age 39, of Moore, Oklahoma
  • AMANDA JO JONES, age 24, of Westville, Oklahoma

Drug Conspiracy Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Drug Forfeiture

The indictment alleges that from in or about June 2013 until on or about April 9, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the grand jury, to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, punishable by not less than 20 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $20,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas A. Horn.

RICKY ELLIS LAMB, age 56, of Van Buren, Arkansas, Possession and Uttering a Counterfeit Security

The indictment alleges that on or about June 20, 2012 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly possessed, uttered, and caused to be uttered counterfeit securities, to wit: counterfeit check #6410 on a closed account, made payable to Staples in the amount of $665.58, and drawn on Weokie Credit Union, an organization which operates in interstate commerce. The indictment further alleges that on or about July 18, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly possessed, uttered, and caused to be uttered counterfeit securities, to wit: counterfeit check #8561 on the account of Compass Assembly of God Inc. made payable to Staples in the amount of $844.16, and drawn on Citizens Security Bank, an organization that operates in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the District 18 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 513(a), punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Noble Nelson.

NIKEA PAUL LEE, age 38, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

The indictment alleges that on or about February 6, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute over five grams or more of actual Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than five years and not more than 40 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle E. Waters.

TOMMY LOUIS TAYLOR, age 35, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

The indictment alleges that on or about December 19, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, the following firearm, to-wit: one H&R .32 caliber revolver, bearing serial number BA021273, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney D. Edward Snow.

  • DEJA MONET PHILLIPS, age 18, of Houlka, Mississippi
  • BRANDON JEVAR PITTMAN, age 32, of Calhoun City, Mississippi

Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

The indictment alleges that on or about March 6, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not less than five years and not more than 40 years’ imprisonment and up to a $5,000,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle E. Waters.

  • JACKIE DALE BRUMLEY, age 44, of Noble, Oklahoma
  • STEVEN D. CARR, age 43, of Walnut Shade, Missouri
  • MARGARET CASEY, age 45, of Checotah, Oklahoma
  • SCOTT WESLEY DUNCAN, age 38, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • CORNELL TYLEIZ HARVEY, age 29, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • SUNNY ANN MARTINEK, age 38, of Norman, Oklahoma
  • MICHAEL A. METZKER, age 36, of Checotah, Oklahoma
  • MICHAEL W. METZKER, age 58, of Checotah, Oklahoma
  • DEREK PARK, age 31, of Checotah, Oklahoma
  • LACEY RENEE PARK, age 30, of Checotah, Oklahoma
  • SHAWNA VANZANT, age 33, of Henryetta, Oklahoma

Drug Conspiracy

The indictment alleges that from in or about April 2003 to on or about April 15, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendants knowingly conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 8411(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not less than 10 years and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon L. Henson.