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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla.— The results of the February 2016 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Bryan Sean Koch. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Koch, 26, of Miami, Oklahoma, is charged with possession of a .40 caliber pistol after a prior felony conviction. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, Koch will forfeit the firearm involved in the firearm offense. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the investigating agency.

Mauricio Arevalo-Magana. Alien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of Firearms, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Arevalo-Magana, 25, unlawfully in the United States, is charged with possession of firearms; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, Arevalo-Magana faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for being an alien unlawfully in the United States in possession of firearms; not more than five years and a $250,000 fine for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and not less than five years and up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.

John Stephen Mashunkashey. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Felon in Possession of Firearms. Mashunkashey, 30, of Pawhuska, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of firearms after prior felony convictions. If convicted, Mashunkashey faces the statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; not more than five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and up to life in prison for the felon in possession of firearms charge. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Osage Nation Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Jermaine Mayes. Drug Conspiracy, Distribution of Cocaine Base, and Use of a Communication Facility in Committing, Causing and Facilitating the Commission of a Drug Trafficking Felony. Mayes, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine; 12-counts of distributing cocaine base; and seven-counts of using a telephone in committing drug trafficking felonies. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years and up to life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine for drug conspiracy; not more than 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for distribution of cocaine base; and not more than 4 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for use of a communication facility in committing, causing and facilitating the commission of a drug trafficking felony. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Erika Suzanne McLaughlin and Eric Davis. Theft From Indian Lands in Excess of $1,000. McLaughlin, 35, and Eric Davis, 33, both of Broken Arrow, are charged with stealing from Indian Country in excess of $1,000 of personal property belonging to an Indian female. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Cherokee Nation Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the investigating agencies.

Roque Ponciano-Calles. Reentry of Removed Alien. Ponciano-Calles, 25, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in April 2015 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Ellen M. Quinn. Theft of Government Funds. Quinn, 67, of Afton, is charged with stealing approximately $95,408 in United States Department of Veterans Affairs Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. If convicted, Quinn faces the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, Quinn will face entry of a criminal forfeiture judgment in the amount of $95,658 representing proceeds obtained as a result of the theft of government funds offense. United States Department of Veterans Affairs-Office of the Inspector General’s Criminal Investigation Division is the investigating agency.

Cody Jacob Wheeler. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Wheeler, 30, of Afton, is charged with possession of firearms and ammunition after a prior felony conviction. In addition, Wheeler is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, Wheeler faces the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for felon in possession of firearm and ammunition; not more than 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; and not less than five years and up to life in prison and a $250,000 for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.

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Updated February 5, 2016