MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Lieutenant Skylare Holstick, age 37, of Birmingham, Alabama, was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, and Shara Tyesha Cumins, age 29, of Opelika, Alabama, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment, and 2 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(D) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2. The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Indictment alleged that on or about December 22, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants Lieutenant Skylare Holstick and Shara Tyesha Cumins knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.
The investigation was initiated by an Okmulgee County Deputy on I-40 who stopped the defendants’ car due to erratic driving. The odor of Marijuana emanated from the car which was occupied by the defendants and their child. Following additional investigation, 94 bundles containing 95.7 lbs. of Marijuana were located in the trunk.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “These defendants were transporting a large quantity of Marijuana to profit from the unlawful distribution of a controlled drug. Because of erratic driving by Ms. Cumins and an alert Okmulgee County Deputy, they were stopped and their venture ended in Okmulgee with an arrest, a federal indictment, and a federal sentence.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.