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Sayre Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma
Coordinated Methamphetamine And Heroin Deliveries From Prison

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that  BUDDY KENNY ROGERS, age 36, of Sayre, Oklahoma pled guilty to DRUG CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000.00 fine or both.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Tahlequah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The defendant was indicted in November, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that that in or about June 2014 and continuing until on or about April 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, BUDDY KENNY ROGERS did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others, known and unknown to commit offenses against the United States to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Rogers was a California state inmate incarcerated within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  While incarcerated within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Rogers utilized a cellular telephone to contact others in California to coordinate the delivery of methamphetamine and heroin to others outside the prison system but within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated February 22, 2016

Drug Trafficking