Oklahoma authorities recently arrested eight people for allegedly attempting to distribute over 100 grams of marijuana throughout the state. The arrests are the culmination of an investigation that began in September 2016.
In late April, two defendants pleaded guilty to federal drug and firearms charges. The pleas were entered in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
One of the couriers for a Tulsa man convicted of running an interstate marijuana distribution operation has accepted a plea deal. A news release from the region's U.S. attorney's office announced that the 54-year-old man entered a guilty plea for aiding a racketeering enterprise through interstate travel. He will be sentenced at his next court appearance. A judge could impose a fine as high as $250,000 and require up to five years behind bars.
On Feb. 26, a man and a woman were arrested and charged with drug trafficking, according to an announcement by the Oklahoma attorney general. The defendants were allegedly stashing a large amount of drugs in their southeast Tulsa home.
The trial of alleged drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, more commonly known as El Chapo, continues to make news this week as the jury deliberates his fate. One thing remains clear: he is a unique defendant.