April 16, 2014
Contact: SA Elaine Cesare
Phone Number: (571) 324-7520
11 Defendants Arraigned In The Eastern District Of Oklahoma For Methamphetamine Conspiracy
“BATTLE OF HONEY CREEK”
Michael A. Metzker, a/k/a Lurch, age 36, of Checotah, Oklahoma -
Michael W. Metzker, a/k/a Chic, age 58, of Checotah, Oklahoma -
Lacey Renee Park, age 29, of Checotah, Oklahoma -
Derek Park, age 31, of Checotah, Oklahoma -
Margaret Casey, age 45, of Checotah, Oklahoma -
Shawna Vanzant, age 33, of Henryetta, Oklahoma -
Jackie Dale Brumley, age 44, of Noble, Oklahoma -
Cornell Tyleiz Harvey, age 29, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
Scott Wesley Duncan, age 38, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
Sunny Ann Martinek, age 38, of Norman, Oklahoma -
Steven D. Carr, age 43, formerly of Checotah, Oklahoma -
The Criminal Complaint filed on April 14, 2014, alleges that beginning in or about April 2013, up to and including April 14, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendants, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with other persons known and unknown, to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute 500 grams or more of Methamphetamine.
Michael A. Metzker, a member of the Universal Aryan (UAB), was incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from December 24, 2009, until January 8, 2014. Beginning in or before April 2013, up to and including January 8, 2014, Michael A. Metzker utilized cellular telephones, illegally smuggled into the prison, to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of methamphetamine in Eastern Oklahoma. Upon release from incarceration up to and including April 14, 2014, Michael A. Metzker and his coconspirators continued to acquire and distribute methamphetamine within Eastern Oklahoma.
The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, McAlester Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Checotah Police Department, the Eufaula Police Department, the Stigler Police Department, Districts 18, 23, and 25 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Marshals Service. The investigation was coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led, and coordinated by, the Office of the United States Attorney.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings. All defendants were remanded into the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
The statutory range of punishment for a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), is not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment and/or up to $10,000,000 in fines.Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.