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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 7, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla.— The results of the October 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.

Jaime Centeno-Martinez. Reentry of Removed Alien. Centeno-Martinez, 39, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in December 2006 from Douglas, Arizona. 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.

Thomas Heath Davis. Possession of LSD with Intent to Distribute, Using a Drug-Involved Premise, and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. Davis, 36, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 10 grams or more of LSD and for maintaining a place for the purpose of distributing LSD, ecstasy, marijuana, and psychedelic mushrooms. In addition, he is charged with possession of a .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, an IMI Uzi 9mm semi-automatic rifle, and two .45 caliber semi-automatic pistols in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. If convicted, Davis faces the statutory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000,000 fine for possession of LSD with intent to distribute; a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for using a drug-involved premise; and a statutory minimum penalty of five years up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. The Drug Enforcement Administration is the investigating agency.

Marco Alberto Lara. Possession of an Unregistered Firearm and Alien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of Firearms. Lara, 34, is charged with possession of a 20 gauge weapon made from a shotgun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. In addition, he is charged with being in the United States unlawfully and in possession of a 20 gauge weapon made from a shotgun and a .308 caliber semi-automatic rifle. If convicted, Lara faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for possession of an unregistered firearm and a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for being unlawfully in the United States in possession of firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.    

Chantz Brandon Lucas. Drug Conspiracy, Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, and Use of a Communication Facility in Committing, Causing, and Facilitating the Commission of a Drug Trafficking Felony. Lucas, 41, of Owasso, is charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, and attempting to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. In addition, he faces four counts of using a telephone in committing, causing and facilitating the commission of a drug trafficking felony. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigating agency.

Irma Marquez-Negrete. Reentry of Removed Alien. Marquez-Negrete, 23, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in November 2015 from El Paso, 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.

Daniel Mejia. Reentry of Removed Alien; Alien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Mejia, 28, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in September 2007 from Calexico, California. In addition, he is charged with possession of a 9mm x 19 caliber pistol and ammunition and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for unlawful reentry into the United States; and a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the remaining charges. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency.    

Gustavo Armando Monreal-Rodriguez. Reentry of Removed Alien. Monreal-Rodriguez, 23, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in June 2015 from 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.

Jennifer Kathryn Steffen and Cory Blake Ackley. Theft of Mail, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Possession of Fifteen or More Unauthorized Access Devices. Steffen, 32, and Ackley, 26, are each charged with three counts of stealing mail from apartment complex cluster mail boxes; possession of stolen mail to include over 100 credit cards, credit card applications and other documents; and possession of 18 unauthorized access devices ie. credit and debit cards. If convicted, Steffen and Ackley each face the statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the theft of mail and possession of stolen mail charges; and a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of unauthorized access devices. The United States Postal Inspector is the investigating agency.

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Updated October 7, 2016