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Second Muskogee Woman Pleads Guilty To Witness Tampering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jasmine Dazha McCoy, age 23, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Tampering with a Witness in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1512(b)(1), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Information alleges that on or about the 31st day of January, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly attempt to intimidate and corruptly persuade B.B. by providing confidential information identifying B.B. as the informant on a search warrant to the subject of the search warrant with the intent to influence, delay, and prevent the testimony of B.B. in an official proceeding, the criminal prosecution of the subject of the search warrant. 

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. The investigation was coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led and coordinated by the Office of the United States Attorney.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.   

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Updated December 20, 2019