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Investigation of Northeast Oklahoma City Street
Gang Results in 56 Convictions and a Collective
Prison Sentence of over 414 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2012

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – As the result of a multi-year investigation into the narcotics trafficking activities by a neighborhood street gang operating on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City, a total of 51 individuals have now been convicted and sentenced in federal court to a combined total of 4,808 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Sanford C. Coats, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge James Finch, and Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty. An additional five defendants were sentenced to 168 months in state prison. Together, this investigation resulted in the federal and state convictions of 56 defendants who were sentenced to a collective total of 4,976 months in prison – over 414.6 years.

“The Oklahoma City metro area will be safer because those prosecuted in this case will be removed from our community for a long period of time,” said U.S. Attorney Sanford C. Coats. “We will continue to use all resources and tools at our disposal to disrupt and dismantle gangs wherever they exist and we will be aggressive in stopping their criminal activities and bringing them to justice.”

“This investigation shows the dedication of the FBI and its law enforcement partners to investigate violent gang members who have chosen to violate the law,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Jim Finch. “We will continue to investigate these violent gangs to ensure the safety of the citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.”

"The arrest and prosecution of so many dangerous individuals can only be accomplished with the combined efforts and cooperation of federal and local law enforcement agencies,” said Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty. “The multi-agency investigation along with the aggressive prosecution of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City have made a tremendous impact on reducing violent crime in our community."

In August 2007, the FBI, Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) and Midwest City Police Department, as part of the Safe Streets Task Force, initiated an investigation targeting a neighborhood street gang operating on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City. Intelligence gathered from OCPD indicated that this was one of most violent gangs operating in Oklahoma City. The investigation initially targeted a key supplier of crack cocaine, which led to evidence that this supplier was also selling a variety of other drugs, not only to other drug dealers, but to other members of violent gangs. Ultimately, the investigation led to the supplier’s sources, and others associated with the gang’s illegal activities.

On January 14 and February 23, 2010, a sweep by law enforcement resulted in the arrest of numerous gang members, high level drug suppliers and street level drug dealers. Additional individuals were later charged and convicted in connection with this investigation. Most of the crimes related to narcotics trafficking where the primary drugs sold were cocaine (powder and crack), marijuana, methamphetamine, and PCP. Several defendants were also convicted of firearms offenses.

A total of 56 defendants were prosecuted and convicted in federal and state court. The following is a list of the defendants convicted in federal court:

No Name Age From Disposition Sentence
1Kenyatta Wayne Acey (aka Big Drive By)

36

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 262 Months 12-15-10
2Aaron Lamaine Barnett (aka Crazy)

35

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine 60 Months 2-16-11
3Andre Berry (aka Dre)

48

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm 70 Months 3-9-11
4Gregory Boone (aka Boom & Big Boone)

39

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine36 Months 3-30-12
5Tiffany Butterfield (aka Butter)

34

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of PCP60 Months 9-5-10
6Alfred Joel Clark (aka Silky)

42

Del City

Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine 24 Months 2-3-11
7David Lee Clark (aka Baby D)
20
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine63 Months 1-31-11
8Lisa Marie Cook

25

OKC

Pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine35 Months 6-9-11
9Arnetta Coleman (aka Netta)
55
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine132 Months 4-25-11
10Jacoby Coleman (aka Savage)
19
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine87 Months 4-25-11
11Tueshemba Covington (aka Dub)
29
Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine60 Months 3-11-11
12Kenneth Ford

37

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine97 Months 3-9-11
13Tanya Frazier
37
Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine96 Months 9-5-11
14Marquess Gill (aka Rock)

31

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine65 Months 4-14-11
15Felicia Glander (aka Fee)

23

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine87 Months 2-28-11
16Marconia Green (aka Mark)
50
Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine130 Months 11-22-11
17Henry Lee Gresham (aka Big Henry)

33

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine188 Months 3-10-11
18James Hardy (akaMan Man & Heathcliff)

27

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine96 Months 5-18-11
19Tyrone Hill (aka T-Bone)
30
Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder and using a telephone to purchase cocaine 140 Months 3-1-11
20Randy Holder
25
Pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine48 Months 1-20-11
21Mikeeta Holliman (aka Keeta)

35

Bethany

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine60 Months 1-3-11
22 Samuel Jefferies (aka Wisdom & Sammie)
29
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm94 Months 3-11-11
23Donnell Johnson (aka D)
22
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder63 Months 19-6-11
24Derrick J. Jones (aka Wasp)
26
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition120 Months 3-17-11
25Emet L. Jones (aka Sneaky or Squeaky)
30
Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine60 Months 4-4-11
26Reginald Lancaster (aka Little Reggie Cane)
22
Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana; and using a telephone to purchase marijuana151 Months 3-31-11
27Walter Landon (aka Unc)

62

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine60 Months 5-2-11
28Jacqueline Diana Lewis (aka Jackie)
57
Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine35 Months 4-4-11
29Teela Madison
25
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine
97 Months 3-3-11
30Maurice Charles Maxwell (aka One Nine)

20

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine87 Months 2-28-11
31Heather Mitts
23
Pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine13 Months 4-26-11
32Meldon Moore (aka Mel)

39

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition125 Months 4-4-11
33Sylvia Moore (aka Sylvia)
34
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine60 Months 4-4-11
34Michael Nelson (aka Okie)

33

OKC

Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine60 Months 5-2-11
35Alberto Oakes (aka Hustleman)
24
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine151 Months 1-19-12
36Marcus Oakes (aka Tiny Drive)
21
Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine37 Months 1-4-11
37Tommy Dale Olden, Jr.
50
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine60 Months 2-10-12
38Ladell Pace (aka Mix)
45
Found guilty at trial of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine228 Months 6-10-11
39Donte Parker (aka Teardrop)

27

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine200 Months 12-16-10
40Robert Pearson

32

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine36 Months 3-29-12
41Undray Lynell Perry (aka Low Down)

28

MWC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine150 Months 3-10-11
42Jesse James Ramsey (aka Messy)
25
Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase cocaine 96 Months 3-11-11
43Andrew Lewis Robinson

33

OKC

Pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine60 Months 12-15-10
44Shounta Samoranos (aka Ta)
30
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine30 Months 1-3-11
45Lebron Samuels (aka Browny)
27
Pled guilty to using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine48 Months 12-15-10
46Larry Stutson (aka Bobo)

36

OKC

Pled guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine powder312 Months 9-7-11
47Sherneil Thompson (aka Nikki)

29

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine60 Months 3-16-11
48Detrek Tucker (aka D)
37
Found guilty at trial of using a telephone to purchase crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition262 Months 4-4-11
49Eric Weaver (aka Groove)

23

OKC

Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine37 Months 3-9-11
50Vernon Wyatt
30
Pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine60 Months 3-1-11
51Domnique Danielle Young (aka Peaches)
25
Pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine60 Months 4-8-11

Of the 51 defendants prosecuted in federal court, four defendants exercised their right to jury trial: Reginald Lancaster, Tyrone Hill, Ladell Pace, and Detrek Tucker.

  • A jury convicted Reginald Lancaster of four counts including possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and marijuana, offenses he committed beginning in August of 2008. Lancaster had prior convictions for violent crimes, including robbery and other drug offenses, and had been released from prison in June of 2008. Lancaster was sentenced to serve 151 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Tyrone Hill of eleven counts involving use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder. Hill’s criminal conduct occurred from March 2009 until July 2009, at the same time he was serving a deferred sentence for felony domestic abuse. Hill was sentenced to serve 140 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Ladell Pace of five counts involving use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine during late 2009. Numerous witnesses, including admitted prostitutes, testified that Pace had sold them crack cocaine regularly for several years. Pace had no prior criminal convictions. Pace was sentenced to serve 228 months in federal prison.
  • A jury convicted Detrek Tucker of eight counts including use of a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of a 12 gauge pump shotgun and numerous rounds of ammunition. Tucker has numerous prior convictions for offenses involving firearms and drugs, and has served three nine-year prison terms, running concurrently, in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Tucker was sentenced to serve 262 months in federal prison.

In addition to the 51 defendants prosecuted in federal court, five more defendants were convicted in related cases in Oklahoma County District Court by the Oklahoma County District Attorney, David Prater:

  • Emily Barnes - 7 year sentence on 08/16/2011 for possession of CDS
  • David Anthony Burkley – 5 year suspended sentence on 06/17/2011 for endeavoring to possess CDS
  • Tasha Nicole Gurley – 5 year suspended sentence on 11/10/2010 for endeavoring to possess CDS
  • Herman Eli Hall – 5 year deferred sentence on 11/10/2010 for endeavoring to possess CDS
  • Erika Denise Johnson – 7 year sentence on 5/19/2010 distribution of CDS

These cases were investigated by the Safe Streets Task Force including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Midwest City Police Department, and the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. The 51 federal cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Maye and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Hines.

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