Skip to main content
Press Release

Owasso Man Sentenced for Distributing More than 100 Kilograms of Marijuana

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

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Andrew Wade Wyrrick, 24, of Owasso, was ordered to prison today for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell sentenced Wyrrick to five years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

“I am often asked whether the United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes violations of federal drug laws involving marijuana. This prosecution should answer that question. Andrew Wyrrick dealt large quantities of marijuana on Tulsa’s streets and carried a gun while doing so. His illegal operation facilitated the transportation and distribution of nearly 200 pounds of marijuana to Tulsa communities,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “Illegal narcotics distribution operations pose a threat to the safety and security of Tulsa’s neighborhoods. There is a societal toll associated with drug addiction that accompanies large-scale distribution operations. Addiction impacts families, relationships, and even economic opportunity. The U.S. Attorney’s Office wants to keep addiction out of our community while also helping to ensure those in need of addiction related treatment are aware of local resources.”

Tulsa police officers initially made contact with Wyrrick during a suspected drug deal. When officers searched his vehicle and questioned the defendant, they found a handgun, more than $2,000, and discovered he was dealing marijuana. They also discovered that he had pleaded guilty just two days earlier to drug distribution. Wyrrick was arrested and later released on bond. Afterward, investigators monitored Wyrrick’s activity, noting that he was continuing to distribute marijuana. He was eventually arrested in April 2018 when he returned from Colorado with duffel bags full of marijuana. At his plea hearing, Wyrrick admitted to traveling to Pueblo, Colorado, in April 2018, to purchase marijuana for the purpose of selling it in northeastern Oklahoma.

Wyrrick is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

The Tulsa and Owasso Police Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Roberts prosecuted the case.


Public Affairs

Updated June 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses