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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Madras Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

EUGENE, Ore.—Tyler Wayne Fuller, 29, of Madras, Oregon, pleaded guilty today, in separate criminal cases, to one count each of bank robbery and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on August 21, 2017, a man later identified as Fuller walked into the U.S. Bank branch on Southwest C Street in Madras. Fuller approached the victim teller and passed her a note that read “Give me your money and nobody gets hurt.” Fuller then told the teller not to play games. The teller gave Fuller $517 and pressed her alarm button as he exited the bank. Fuller was later arrested without incident during a traffic stop.

In a separate criminal matter, Fuller has admitted to being a member of a drug distribution conspiracy and possessing more than fifty grams of methamphetamine.

Fuller faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with a 10-year mandatory minimum, a $10 million fine and five years of supervised release. He will be sentenced on April 8, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane.

As part of the plea agreement, Fuller has agreed to pay $517 in restitution.

The FBI, the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, and Madras Police Department investigated this case. It is being prosecuted by Frank R. Papagni, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 19, 2018