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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

United States Attorney R. Trent Shores announced today the results of the April 2017B Federal Grand Jury.

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 violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Anthony Dion HarrisAiding and Abetting a Conspiracy.  Harris, 27, of Broken Arrow, is charged with aiding and abetting a conspiracy to steal marijuana from the mail.  The indictment charges that Harris, then employed by the Postal Service at its Tulsa Mail Processing and Distribution Center, watched as a lookout while another employee rifled a parcel and secreted it in a cabinet.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Office of the Inspector General for the Postal Service is the investigative agency.

Steven Marion BarnesAiding and Abetting a Conspiracy.  Barnes, 58, of Sperry, is charged with aiding and abetting a conspiracy to steal marijuana from the mail.  The indictment charges that Barnes, then employed by the Postal Service at its Tulsa Mail Processing and Distribution Center, assisted the conspiracy by installing a floor safe at the residence of another employee to protect the stolen marijuana.  The Indictment further charges that Barnes assisted by removing a pound of stolen cocaine from the Mail Processing Center.  Barnes maintained possession of the cocaine and later buried it after learning of the arrest of two Postal Service employees.   If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Sperry Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Contact: 
Anna Montgomery 918-382-2700
Updated April 10, 2018