Wilburton Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy
Correctional Officer Provided Contraband Items To Prison Inmates
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that TIMOTHY BLAYN CROCKER, age 25, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, pled guilty to CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.
The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about October 2015, until on or about December 7, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did, knowingly and intentionally conspire, confederate and agree with others both known and unknown to commit offenses against the United States; namely, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana.
From approximately August 2015 until December 2015, CROCKER was a correctional officer with the Oklahoma State Penitentiary (OSP) located in McAlester, Oklahoma. While employed in this capacity, CROCKER agreed to provide contraband items to inmates within the prison. On or about December 7, 2015, CROCKER possessed approximately one pound of marijuana, 150 grams of methamphetamine, and tobacco which he intended to transport to OSP and provide to inmates inside the prison. CROCKER was paid approximately $1,000.00 for each shipment of contraband items he delivered to the prison. CROCKER is no longer employed at OSP.
The charge arose from a joint investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics 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 Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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. The defendant will remain on bond pending a sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.