Eleven Muskogee Individuals Indicted In Drug Conspiracy
State Charges Filed Against Additional 29 Defendants
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Muskogee residents Christopher Michael Whitaker Sr. a/k/a “Unc”, age 44; Devin Trevon Whitaker, age 19; Torrell Dshaun Bogar a/k/a “T Real”, age 21; Aaron Oneal Bogar a/k/a Aaron Oneal Wilson, a/k/a “AB”, age 19; Drew Alexander Ragsdale a/k/a “Drew Down”, age 21; Jason Douglas Lee a/k/a “J Rock”, a/k/a “Douglas Fresh”, age 33; Cornelious Joshua Jones a/k/a “Corn”, age 30; Jasmine Dazha McCoy, age 23; Alison Rachel Morgan, age 28; Derrick Christopher Segue, age 26; and Klawaun Lynell Sutton a/k/a “O.G.G.”, age 38, were each indicted for Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000 fine, or both. The same investigation that lead to these indictments also lead to state charges being filed against an additional 29 defendants by the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office. Those defendants are charged with various drug-related and communications offenses.
The Indictment alleges that beginning on a date in June 2017, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about the date of this Indictment, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, C. Whitaker, Sr., Jones, D. Whitaker, T. Bogar, A. Bogar, Lee, Ragsdale, Sutton, Segue, McCoy, and Morgan, defendants herein, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States.
In addition to Drug Conspiracy charges, Lee is charged with five counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 841(b)(1)(B), and 841(b)(1)(C), with punishment ranging from not less than 10 years imprisonment to not more than life imprisonment, up to a $10,000,000.00 fine, or both. Lee is also charged with one count of Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
D. Whitaker is additionally charged with two counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000.00 fine, or both.
Ragsdale is additionally charged with one count of Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
A. Bogar and Jones are additionally charged with one count each of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000.00 fine, or both.
Jones, Sutton, Segue, McCoy, and Morgan are also additionally charged with Conspiracy to Tamper with a Witness, by conspiring to intimidate, threaten, and corruptly persuade another person with the intent to cause and induce any person to withhold testimony from an official proceeding, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1512(b)(1), 1512(k), and 1512(j).
The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Muskogee Police Department. Additionally, many different agencies that are members of the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force (“HIDTA”) and the FBI Safe Trails Task Force played important roles in the investigation.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The United States Attorney’s Office values the working relationships that we have with our federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, and that they have with each other. Without those strong relationships and commitments to work together for the common cause of public safety, operations like this one would not be possible. I am thankful for the men and women from the nearly 20 agencies that participated in the investigation and today’s efforts to arrest those who have been charged.”
“Narcotics trafficking continues to have a devastating and horrific impact upon Oklahoma communities. The FBI and our law enforcement partners remain dedicated to identifying, investigating, and apprehending traffickers whose actions terrorize and threaten the safety and security of our communities.” Special Agent in Charge Kathryn Peterson of the FBI Oklahoma City Division.
“With the partnership the DEA has with the US Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement entities, we are able to conduct investigations where drug trafficking has been a nemesis to the community,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. “We will continue our joint mission of making communities in Oklahoma safer.”
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Director John Scully said, “The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is thankful to be part of such a successful joint operation. When our law enforcement agencies share information and work together, it is a force multiplier to enable us to dismantle drug trafficking organizations and in this case, a drug trafficking organization with violent gang affiliation. Local, State, and Federal law enforcement authorities came together to ensure the streets of our communities are made safer today, by taking violent criminals off the streets and ending their spread of illegal drugs in our communities.”
Muskogee County Sheriff Rob Frazier said, “Today’s arrests represent the ongoing efforts of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office to make Muskogee County a safer place for all. Sheriff Frazier states his office will continue to combat drug distribution in Muskogee County through the strong alliances built with local, state and federal law enforcement during this year-long investigation.”
District 15 District Attorney Orvil Loge said, “While certain types of drug possession charges have been reduced, minimized or decriminalized, punishment for major drug crimes has not. Drug traffickers, dealers and distributors make their living off providing drugs to our loved ones by feeding their drug addiction. They are the root of the addiction problems that have plagued our county for far too long. My office will ensure these individuals will receive the utmost attention and highest priority of prosecution.”
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.