Tulsa Man Found Guilty of Federal Firearms and Drug Trafficking Crimes
A federal jury today found a Tulsa man guilty of eight felony drug and firearms crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Corey Shamon McKinney, 44, was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition; possession of heroin with intent to distribute; possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; maintaining a drug-involved premises (2 counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes; and possession of an unregistered silencer. McKinney, an 8-time convicted felon in Tulsa County District Court, was previously convicted of drug, firearms, and robbery offenses.
“Corey McKinney is a felon with a history of drug dealing and firearm offenses. The jury has spoken, and McKinney was found guilty as charged,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The drug trafficking trade harms communities in northern Oklahoma and will not be tolerated. Today’s result is a direct reflection of the dedication of the Tulsa Police Department, ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in investigating and prosecuting prohibited gun possessors who traffic in drugs. I applaud Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Morgan and Edward Snow whose work led to McKinney’s conviction.”
On Nov. 20, 2019, and on Jan. 9, 2020, the Tulsa Police Department’s Crime Gun Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed search warrants at McKinney’s residence. During those searches, officers found marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin for distribution. Also found was nearly $6,000 in cash, numerous ziploc-style baggies and a digital scale, all indicative of drug trafficking. Furthermore, law enforcement discovered a Sarsilmaz 9 mm Luger caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Sig Sauer .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, 114 rounds of associated ammunition, and a silencer that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan presided over the trial.
The Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Morgan and Edward Snow prosecuted the case.