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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Five Men Charged with Heroin Conspiracy

Five men have been charged in separate Criminal Complaints this week for allegedly conspiring to distribute heroin in the Northern District of Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Pablo Soriano-Villareal, Diego Carrillo-Lopez, Felix Gil-Cardenas, David Hernandez-Perez, and Oscar Delgado-Trujillo were apprehended by authorities in Tulsa, on Wednesday, as part of a joint operation which began in June 2019. The Criminal Complaint alleges that the defendants were involved in a drug trafficking organization that sold heroin in Tulsa.

“Drug traffickers working in Oklahoma should know that the DEA and U.S. Attorney’s Office will relentlessly pursue them to disrupt and dismantle their organizations,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “These types of cases involve collaborative investigative efforts. I commend the DEA for their role as the lead agency in this case and am appreciative of the important contributions by the FBI and Tulsa Police Department as well. We must get heroin off our streets.”

A Criminal Complaint is a set of allegations that, if the case were to proceed to trial, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric O. Johnston is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated September 12, 2019