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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Meth Dealing and Firearm Possession Lands Oklahoma City Woman in Federal Prison for a Quarter of a Century

OKLAHOMA CITY – CRYSTAL LEANN RODRIGUEZ, 28, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to 300 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, as well as possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

Rodriguez was arrested on May 8, 2019, after law enforcement observed multiple drug transactions at her residence in southwest Oklahoma City.  Law enforcement thereafter executed a court authorized search warrant on Rodriguez’ home.  That search resulted in the seizure of more than 68 pounds of methamphetamine, more than $95,000 in cash, and thirteen firearms.

Three other individuals—Tara Humphries, Cheyenne Delodge, and Aimee Salem—were also arrested in connection with the illicit activity taking place at the residence.  Public records reflect that all four women have pled guilty to both possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

At a sentencing hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Patrick R. Wyrick sentenced Rodriguez to 240 months in federal prison on the drug dealing count, to be followed by 60 months of imprisonment on the firearm count.  Judge Wyrick also imposed five years of supervised release.  In imposing Rodriguez’ sentence, Judge Wyrick noted the nature and circumstances of the offense and Rogriguez’ criminal history.  Public records reflect that Rodriguez’ arrest came approximately two months after her release from state prison, where she was serving sentences for other controlled substances offenses.

Judge Wyrick has previously sentenced Delodge to 210 months of incarceration, Salem to 120 months of incarceration, and Humphries to 352 months of incarceration.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Oklahoma City Field Office, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Marshals Service.   Assistant U.S. Attorneys David McCrary and Jason Harley prosecuted the case.

This case is part of the work of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, the Department of Justice’s signature initiatives to address and reduce drug-related criminal activity.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 23, 2020