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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ten Individuals Sentenced In Operation "Battle Of Honey Springs"

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced the sentencings of 11 defendants in federal court.

The following were sentenced to Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846:

MICHAEL A. METZKER, a/k/a "LURCH", age 37, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced on May 27, 2015, to 281 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

MICHAEL W. METZKER, a/k/a "CHIC", age 59, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced on June 30, 2015, to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

MARGARET CASEY, age 46, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced on June 30, 2015, to 78 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

JACKIE DALE BRUMLEY, age 45, of Noble, Oklahoma, was sentenced on July 1, 2015 to 168 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

CORNELL TYLEIZ HARVEY, age 30, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

SUNNY ANN MARTINEK, age 39, of Norman, Oklahoma, was sentenced on July 1, 2015 to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Those sentenced for Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371 are as follows:

DEREK PARK, age 32, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced on June 30, 2015, to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

SHAWNA VANZANT, age 33, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, was sentenced on June 30, 2015, to 46 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

SCOTT WESLEY DUNCAN, age 39, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced on July 1, 2015, to 46 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

LACEY RENEE PARK, age 31, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced on July 1, 2015, to 121 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of a Methamphetamine mixture, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(a)(1)(B) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.

The Indictment filed on June 11, 2014, alleged that beginning in or about April 2013, up to and including April, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendants, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with other persons known and unknown, to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Methamphetamine.

Michael A. Metzker, a member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB), was incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from December 24, 2009, until January 8, 2014.   Beginning in or before April 2013, up to an including January 8, 2014, Michael A. Metzker utilized cellular telephones, illegally smuggled into the prison, to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of methamphetamine in Eastern Oklahoma.  Upon release from incarceration up to and including April 14, 2014, Michael A. Metzker and his coconspirators continued to acquire and distribute methamphetamine within Eastern Oklahoma.

The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, McAlester Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Checotah Police Department, the Eufaula Police Department, the Stigler Police Department, Districts 18, 23, and 25 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Marshal Service.  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 Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings.  All defendants were remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility in which they will serve their nonparolable sentences.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated July 7, 2015