Oklahoma City Man and Woman Indicted for Distributing Methamphetamine and Illegally Possessing a Machine Gun and Silencer
OKLAHOMA CITY – CHRISTOPHER CHAD POOL, aka Christopher C. Poole, aka Cityboy, 39, and CHRISTINA LORAL POOL, aka Christina Loral McNees, aka Citygirl, 25, of Oklahoma City, were indicted this week for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and multiple firearms charges.
A federal grand jury indicted Mr. Pool and Ms. Pool on August 21, 2018, for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Pools were also indicted for possession of a Glock, Model 26, 9mm pistol that had been converted into a machine gun. Additionally, they were indicted for possession of two unregistered firearms—a silencer and a weapon made from a rifle: a Mossberg, Model 715T, .22 caliber rifle modified to a firearm with a barrel of less than sixteen inches. They were also indicted for being felons in possession of three firearms. Finally, the indictment charges them with possession of these firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. The indictment seeks forfeiture of a pistol, two rifles, ammunition, a silencer, and approximately $5,789 in currency.
If Mr. Pool and Ms. Pool are found guilty of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, each faces a maximum statutory sentence of 40 years. Additionally, they face a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years for each of the firearms charges, with the exception of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime charge. This charge carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years for the weapon made from a rifle and a mandatory minimum of 30 years for the machine gun and for the Mossberg, Model 715T, .22 caliber rifle with a silencer. These statutory minimum sentences would run consecutive to any other sentence.
This case is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas J. Patterson and Wilson D. McGarry are prosecuting the case, which is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice program to reduce violent crime. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods and directed U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop crime-reduction strategies that incorporate lessons federal law enforcement has learned since the program’s launch in 2001.
Reference is made to court filings for further information.