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Miami Woman Sentenced for her Role in a Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy Orchestrated from Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla.— United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Robin Tracy Zumwalt, 36, of Miami, Oklahoma, was sentenced today in United States District Court to three years of probation with eight months of home detention for her role in a methamphetamine drug distribution conspiracy.

At a plea hearing on June 7, 2018, Zumwalt admitted to discussing the distribution of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine facilitated by cell phone calls with an inmate, Slint Tate, who used contraband cell phones. When the calls were made, Zumwalt was living in Miami, Oklahoma, while Tate was serving a life sentence in Oklahoma state prison. On Tuesday, United States District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Tate to 20 years in prison for orchestrating the drug conspiracy.

“This drug trafficking organization wreaked havoc in the lives of many in northeastern Oklahoma. Zumwalt and her co-conspirators earned the punishments received,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “This prosecution was successful because of strong partnerships among federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. Working together, we achieved a result that makes our communities safer.”

This prosecution resulted from a joint investigation, known as “Operation Mama Tried,” conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, State of Oklahoma District 13 Task Force, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Miami Police Department, and Grove Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shannon Cozzoni and Catherine Depew prosecuted the case. 


Lennea Montandon

Updated September 12, 2018

Drug Trafficking