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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Two Individuals Indicted In July Federal Grand Jury

Indictments Include Drug Trafficking, Firearm Possession And Failure To Register As Sex Offender

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

 

DUSTIN RAY BAILEY, age 36, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 27, 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 a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by no less than 5 years or more than 40 years imprisonment, a fine up to $5,000,000.00 or both; Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 consecutive years imprisonment to any other sentence, 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, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

THOMAS ZACHARY PETERS, age 32, of Lansing, Michigan

Failure To Register As Sex Offender

The Indictment alleges that from in or about November 2015, the exact date being unknown, until on or about June 1, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of Michigan, in Eaton County, on or about April 7, 2005, for the offense of Criminal Sexual Conduct-2nd Degree, traveled in interstate and foreign commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Updated July 13, 2016