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Tulsa Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Federal Firearms and Drug Trafficking Crimes

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

Evan Jamon Woodard, 34, of Tulsa, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for two firearms violations and for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana and heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Woodard to 14 years in federal prison to be followed by five years of supervised release.

“It’s appropriate we close out this year with a gun and drug related sentencing of a seven-time repeat felon. Project Safe Neighborhoods is designed to protect communities from these types of career criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners work together to send individuals, like Mr. Woodard, to federal prison to account for the harm they repeatedly inflict in our communities.”

In September, a jury found Woodard guilty of seven felony charges. Woodard was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (2 counts), possession with intent to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute marijuana (2 counts); and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.

Woodard remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prison’s facility.

Woodard’s arrest and conviction were the result of a coordinated effort involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tulsa and Bartlesville Police Departments, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Victor Régal and Edward Snow.

Project Safe Neighborhoods is the nationwide federal initiative to disrupt gun violence strategically and comprehensively, using all available enforcement and prosecutive tools.  The initiative involves a partnership of federal, state and local authorities, uniting their efforts and leveraging existing and new resources at all levels.  Each United States Attorney’s Office will create a specialized unit that tailors its approach to the unique needs of its own district and targets the most significant gun crime problems within that district to maximize the impact of the initiative and help ensure the safety of the community.


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Updated December 30, 2019

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