News and Press Releases

Two Tahlequah Women Plead Guilty To Manufacturing 50 Grams Of Methamphetamine Where Children Are Present Or Reside

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that BRENDA TONIECE VANN, age 54 and LISA AUTUMN SHIANN CREECH, age 23, both of Tahlequah, Oklahoma pled guilty in federal court today.

VANN, pled guilty to 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, punishable by not less than 10 years but not more than life in prison and/or up to a $8,000,000.00 fine and Manufacture of Methamphetamine on Premises Where Children are Present or Reside, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 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 $250,000.00 fine.

CREECH, pled guilty to Manufacture of Methamphetamine on Premise Where Children are Present or Reside, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 860a, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not more than 20 years in prison and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendants were indicted in March, 2013, along with ANDREW KELLI BRADDOCK, age 20, also of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

The Indictment alleged 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 alleged 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 eighteen was present or resided.

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 will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Oficinas de los Fiscales de Estados Unidos En Español

Justice 101

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Working Group

Residential Mortgage Backed Securities Working Group

United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary