Four Individuals Indicted In July Federal Grand Jury
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the July 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.”
VICENTE ANDRADE, age 31, of White Plains, NY
PEDRO HERNANDEZ-PEREZ, age 38, of White Plains, NY
a/k/a JOHNNY GARCIA
Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
The Indictment alleges that on or about July 2, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris
PETER GLENN BAKER, age 42, of Skamania County, WA
Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
The Indictment alleges that from in or about October 2013 until in or about December 2013 and again from in or about March 2014 until on or about May 3, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Marshal Service. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney D. Edward Snow
JOBY TUCSON NORTHINGTON, age 34, of Tahlequah, OK
Possession of Unregistered Firearm (Destructive Device)
The Indictment alleges that on or about April 12, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a destructive device, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The charge is in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson