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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today the results of the August  2018 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.

Adam Gallardo Arrendondo.  Illegal Remuneration for Health Care Referrals. Arrendondo, 56, of Waxahachie, Texas, is charged with soliciting and receiving checks in exchange for referring compounding prescriptions paid for by federal programs. Compounding prescriptions are the result of combining or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient, and are not FDA approved. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Labor-Office of Inspector General, the Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General are the investigative agencies.

John Terry Chatman, Jr.  Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Obstruction of Justice by Attempting to Kill a Witness; Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Chatman, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a 32 caliber revolver and ammunition after prior felony convictions, attempting to kill a Tulsa police officer, and carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge; a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the obstruction of justice by attempting to kill a witness charge; and a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, consecutive to any other term of imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine for the carrying, using, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence charge.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Darowe Junior Jones.  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy;  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Maintain Drug Involved Premises; Destruction or Removal of Property to Prevent Seizure.  Jones, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing two 9mm pistols and ammunition after prior felony convictions; possessing a pistol to further a drug trafficking crime; conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana; maintaining a place to store and distribute drugs; and removing drug proceeds from a residence to prevent them from being seized.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the felon in possession of firearm and ammunition charges; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the drug conspiracy charges; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine charges; a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute marijuana charges; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for the maintaining drug involved premises charges; and a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the destruction and removal of property to prevent seizure charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Dannie Dee Dill.  Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy;  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; Maintain Drug Involved Premises; Destruction or Removal of Property to Prevent Seizure.  Dill, 47, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a 9 x 19 caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions; possessing a pistol to further a drug trafficking crime; conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and heroin; maintaining a place to store and distribute drugs; and removing drug proceeds from a residence to prevent them from being seized.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the felon in possession of firearm and ammunition charge; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the drug conspiracy charges; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine charges; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute heroin charge; a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for the maintaining drug involved premises charges; and a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the destruction and removal of property to prevent seizure charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Cynthia Santagata.  Drug Conspiracy;  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Maintain Drug Involved Premises.  Santagata, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana; and maintaining a place to store and distribute drugs. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the drug conspiracy charges; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine charges; a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute marijuana charges; and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for the maintaining drug involved premises charges. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Cherie Michelle Kelley.  Drug Conspiracy;  Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin; Maintain Drug Involved Premises.  Kelley, 36, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and heroin and maintaining a place to store and distribute drugs.  If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the drug conspiracy charges; a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine charges; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute heroin charge; a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for the maintaining drug involved premises charges. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Juan Martinez-Lopez.  Reentry of Removed Alien. Martinez-Lopez, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2018 from Hidalgo, Texas.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Jose Reyes-Palos.  Reentry of Removed Alien. Reyes-Palos, 27, of Tulsa, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in January 2016 from Del Rio, Texas.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Contact: 
Anna Montgomery 918-382-2700
Updated August 9, 2018