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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Five Individuals Indicted In February 2017 Federal Grand Jury

Charges Include Drug Trafficking And Postal Embezzlement, Destruction, And Theft

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the February 2017 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. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

JADE BELINDA ADAMS, age 33, of Durant, Oklahoma
Theft Of Public Monies

The Indictment alleges that from in or about September 2012 to on or about November 30, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JADE BELINDA ADAMS, did willfully and knowingly steal and purloin monies in excess of $1,000.00 belonging to the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

KEVIN WAYNE SANDERS JR, age 28, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Three (3) Counts Of Distribution Of Oxycodone

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 14, 2016, to on or about January 28, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally distribute Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by no more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00 or both for each count.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer

 

MIKEL DWAYNE MEEK, age 47, of Holdenville, Oklahoma
Delay Or Destruction Of Mail By Postal Employee

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 22, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully 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, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1703, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton

 

LEANDE JOANNE PRATHER, age 37, of Canadian, Oklahoma
Embezzlement Of Mail By Postal Employee

The Indictment alleges that between on or about August 2, 2016 and on or about December 20, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully embezzle packages entrusted to her and which came into her possession to be conveyed by mail, located at the Eufaula Post Office, 131 W. Foley, Eufaula, Oklahoma, while performing her assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton

 

RITA LOUISE FALL, age 37, of Bristow, Oklahoma
Theft Of Mail Matter By Postal Employee

The Indictment alleges that beginning on or about August 19, 2016, and continuing through on or about August 29, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and intentionally steal, abstract and remove mail and articles contained therein, which came into her possession to be conveyed by mail, while performing her assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1709, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

Topic: 
Consumer Protection
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Public Corruption
Updated February 15, 2017