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Four Individuals Indicted In March Federal Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the March 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.”

 

JUSTIN SLATE THRONEBERRY, age 32, of Ardmore, OK

Delay Or Destruction Of Mail By Postal Employee

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 19, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully secrete, destroy, detain and open a package entrusted to him and which came into his possession to be conveyed by mail, while performing his assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson

 

BILLY DON FULLER, age 47, of Spiro, OK

DONNA JEAN SCHAFER, age 53, of Spiro, OK

Drug Conspiracy
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute
Drug Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that in or about the beginning of 2011, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about December 31, 2013, 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 and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 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 Shannon Henson

 

DANIEL RAY JOHNSON, age 31, of McAlester, OK

Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

The Indictment alleges that on January 6, 2014, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance and from on or about January 6, 2014, to January 11, 2014 the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, while knowingly possessing firearms.

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 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $20,000,000.00 fine and Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment to be served consecutively to any other sentence imposed and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson

 

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