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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hoover Crip Sentenced To Fifteen Years For Drug Trafficking

Vysean Leandre Embry, 33, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was sentenced for his participation in drug trafficking activities conducted from the Tonight Inn and Suites located at 8333 East Admiral, Tulsa, Oklahoma and other locations throughout Tulsa.   

Danny C. Williams, Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District said, “Embry’s criminal conduct was especially egregious because Embry, a member of the Hoover Crips street gang, and others monopolized the motel and used it as a drug haven for drug trafficking purposes.” 

Embry’s prosecution resulted from an eight-month long joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Tulsa Police Department.  The investigation culminated in a search warrant executed at the Tonight Inn and Suites on July 29, 2015.  The investigation resulted in the prosecution of twelve other individuals who were alleged to have been involved in the illegal distribution of crack cocaine from the Tonight Inn and Suites. 

“The joint investigation was part of an effort to target violent gang members through a sustained, proactive, and coordinated investigation using federal resources to identify and prosecute higher ranking gang members and to obtain lengthy prison sentences”, said Williams.  

Embry entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States.  Embry entered a guilty plea to drug conspiracy.  Judge Gregory Frizzell, Chief Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, sentenced Embry to 180 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and $100 special assessment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 18, 2016