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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla. – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today the results of the February 2019 Federal Grand Jury. An additional seven sealed indictments were also returned.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in an indictment 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.

Benito Alba-Figueroa. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Benito Alba-Figueroa, 23, is charged with reentry of a removed alien, having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported Aug. 8, 2015, at or near Nogales, Arizona. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is the investigative agency.

Martin Castillo-Vasquez. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Martin Castillo-Vasquez, 24, is charged with reentry of a removed alien, having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported Jun. 25, 2015, at or near El Paso, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is the investigative agency.

Jesus Ponce Dominguez. Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Possession of Firearms While Present in United States Under Nonimmigrant Visa; and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. Dominguez, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing heroin; maintaining a place to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and heroin; possessing firearms while present in the United States while under a nonimmigrant visa; and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. Dominguez possessed a combination of seven pistols, one shotgun, and four rifles. The Tulsa Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies.

Adrian Ponce Dominguez. Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. Dominguez, age unknown, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; maintaining a place to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, including Beretta Nano 9 mm pistol and a Masterpiece Arms Defender 9 mm pistol. The Tulsa Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration are the investigative agencies.

Christopher Jacob Froehlich. Aggravated Identity Theft and Wire Fraud. Froehlich, 33, of Salisaw, is charged with knowingly possessing and using, without lawful authority, identification belonging to another individual while committing wire fraud, which is a felony. Froehlich used a stolen credit card to make fraudulent purchases at a Walmart, causing a loss of $1,058.29.  The U.S. Secret Service and Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Gustavo Adrian Lopez-Soria. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Lopez-Soria, 26, of Amarillo, Texas, is charged with reentry of a removed alien, having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported March 12, 2018, at Laredo, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is the investigative agency.

Efrain Munguia-Alverez. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Munguia-Alverez, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with reentry of a removed alien, having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported Nov. 28, 2016, at Del Rio, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is the investigative agency.

Kenneth James Thunderburk. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.  Thunderburk, 37, of Bernice, is charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The Catoosa Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Drug Enforcement Administration are the investigative agencies.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Identity Theft
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
Lennea Montandon 918-382-2755
Updated February 7, 2019