Tulsa Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute
A woman who led officers on a chase and was later discovered with methamphetamine was sentenced today in federal court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
U.S. District Judge Terence C. Kern sentenced Brittany Paige Coffee, 27, of Tulsa, to 10 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. In March, Coffee was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
On Sept. 17, 2020, Tulsa Police Officers approached Paige’s vehicle and attempted to arrest fugitive Jose Pizane Ruiz, a passenger in the car. In response, Coffee drove out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, almost running over officers. The vehicle was eventually involved in a collision near 1500 W. Highway 412. Coffee and Ruiz ran from the crash scene but were not apprehended at the time. Officers discovered three firearms in the wrecked vehicle.
Coffee and Ruiz were eventually located at a Tulsa residence in and around a different vehicle parked in the driveway. Officers arrested Coffee in the vehicle. Ruiz was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Officers found a purse in the vehicle containing Coffee’s Oklahoma identification card as well as a black case containing 585 grams of methamphetamine.
Ruiz was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. His case is currently pending in federal court, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick prosecuted the case.