Thirteen Indicted In Methamphetamine Drug Trafficking Ring
TULSA, Okla.—Today, United States Attorney R. Trent Shores announced that a grand jury handed down an indictment against thirteen defendants, charging them with Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Distribution of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Use of a Communication Facility. The defendants charged are Keni Patricio Garcia-Soberanis, a/k/a “Danny”, Antonio Soberanis-Garcia, a/k/a “Carlos Garcia”, Jose Angel Garcia, a/k/a “Chino”, Jose Acosta-Soberanis, Madeline Pearl Lavalley a/k/a “Maddie”, Latasha Jo Thompson, Deborah Renee Burns a/k/a “Debbie Burns”, Baley Lynn Enloe a/k/a “Bailey Enloe”, Deborah Renee Enloe, Clayton Lambert, Nickolas Allen Lollis, Justin Daniel Jordan, and James Christopher Martin, a/k/a “Too Tall”.
The indictment alleges the drug conspiracy began in December 2015 and continued through September 2017. According to the indictment, Keni Garcia-Soberanis was a source of supply for methamphetamine distributed by multiple mid-level and street level dealers. Soberanis relied on Thompson, Lavalley, Jose Angel Garcia, and Antonio Soberanis-Garcia who, on numerous occasions, delivered distribution amounts of methamphetamine to Burns, Baley Enloe, Deborah Enloe, Lambert, Lollis, Jordan, and Martin. The indictment further alleges that Keni Garcia-Soberanis, Antonio Soberanis-Garcia and Jose Acosta-Soberanis stored bulk quantities of methamphetamine and drug proceeds at two different locations.
At this time, Keni Patricio Garcia-Soberanis, Antonio Soberanis-Garcia, Jose Angel Garcia, Jose Acosta-Soberanis, Madeline Pearl Lavalley, and Deborah Renee Enloe remain at-large.
“The United States Attorney’s Office continues to work with the Tulsa Police Department and FBI to keep methamphetamine out of our community. We want to reduce its availability, drive up its price, and reduce its purity and addictiveness.” USA Shores said. “Drug traffickers who peddle their wares in the Northern District of Oklahoma should be on notice that they will be prosecuted in a federal court of law.”
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan commented upon the partnership between federal and local authorities and stated, “Investigations and prosecutions such as these would not be possible without the strong partnership between the Tulsa Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to collaborate with them on this investigation.”
The Indictment is part of Operation “Cloverfield,” an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Tulsa Police Department (TPD) conducted the joint investigation with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and Task Force Officers assigned to the FBI-Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting the case.
The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.