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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thirteen Individuals Indicted In February Grand Jury

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the February 2016 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.”

 

CODY McCLENDON, age 35, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma

MICHAEL LINCOLN, age 39, of Tulsa, Oklahoma

AMBER CLAPHAN, age 33, of Stilwell, Oklahoma

DONALD TRAMMEL, age 40, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma

SAMANTHA SMITH, age 21, of Muskogee, Oklahoma

TERESA CHAGOLLA, age 54, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma

JACOB MASTERS, age 54, of Tulsa, Oklahoma

NATHAN GREEN, age 27, of Hulbert, Oklahoma

Drug Conspiracy

The Indictment alleges that from in or about June 2015 and continuing up to and including January 27, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 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 the Distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, and 50 grams of Methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Tahlequah Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  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 charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson

 

DEAUNDRE DEANGELO CHATMAN, age 30, of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 13, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DEAUNDRE DEANGELO CHATMAN, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crime Task Force. 

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable not more than 10 years imprisonment; up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow; Special Assistant United States Attorney Shelly Harrison

 

DIXIE ANN MORPHIS, age 35, of Sayre, Oklahoma

Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
Possession Of Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime
Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 5, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Task Force.

The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(viii), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment or more than Life; up to a $10,000,000.00 fine or both and Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment and up to Life; up to a $250,000.00 fine or both and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer

 

SCOTT MATHEW REID, age 44, of Beverly, West Virginia

Fraud And False Statements Involving Aircraft Parts
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that between September 14, 2012, and November 19, 2012, the exact date unknown to the Grand Jury, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant knowingly and with the intent to defraud made and used a materially false writing, entry, certification, document and record concerning aircraft parts in and affecting interstate commerce.  In particular, the defendant made, caused to be made, and used false entries in a logbook regarding the left engine of a twin-engine, Beechcraft Baron aircraft that represented that the subject engine had received a major overhaul within an approximate period of the previous 300 hours of engine operation, when he knew in fact that no such major overhaul of the engine had occurred within an approximate period of the previous 1300 hours of engine operation. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General.

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 38(a)(1)(C) and 38(b)(1), punishable by not more than 15 years imprisonment, up to a $500,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

 

HARVEY LEE STONE, age 52, of Ferris, Texas

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 23, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

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

The charge is 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

EDWARD ROBERT SALDANA II, age 29, of Muldrow, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 10, 2015 and January 5, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, EDWARD ROBERT SALDANA II, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The charges are 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.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 10, 2016