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From news release:

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling announced today the results of the June 2006 Federal Grand Jury.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Advisory statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.

TERRY DIANE STEWART, age 49, of Idabel, Oklahoma. Misappropriation of Postal Funds. Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service. The defendant allegedly converted approximately $4,890.67 in U. S. Postal Service funds to her own personal use, in and during the execution of her official employment duties as Postmaster at the Hayworth Post Office, Hayworth, Oklahoma.

(Up to 10 years imprisonment and or up to $250,000.00 fines)

DEBORAH ANN ROSEBURR, age 49, of Boley, Oklahoma. Money Orders and Misappropriation of Postal Funds. The defendant allegedly issued money orders in the approximate amount of $4,378.35 without having received or paying the full amount of money payable thereof, and she converted approximately $154.48 in U.S. Postal Service funds to her own personal use while serving in the official employment duties as Postmaster Leave Replacement at the Boley Post Office, Boley, Oklahoma. The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Service.

(Up to 15 years imprisonment and or up to $250,000.00 fines)

MARY MARGARET LEWIS, age 48, of Wetumpka, Oklahoma. Embezzlement and Theft from Indian Tribal Organizations and Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds. Charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant is alleged to have embezzled approximately $299,887.26 from the Kialegee Tribal Town in Hughes County while employed there. It is additionally alleged that while employed at the Kialegee Tribal Town, a federally recognized tribal organization which received in excess of $10,000 in federal funds in a one year period, intentionally embezzled and stole approximately $299,887.26 from the organization.

(Up to 20 years imprisonment and or up to $250,000.00 fines)

JOHN CHARLES POOLE, age 44, Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in Indian Country, Assimilated Assault and Battery Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Minor, and False Statement. Charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cherokee Marshal's Service. The defendant allegedly did willfully and deliberately, strike, beat, kick, and choke his pregnant victim, resulting in serious bodily injury, in the presence of a minor child. He is also alleged to have made a false, fictitious and fraudulent material statement and representation to law enforcement agents.

(Up to 10 years imprisonment and or up to $250,000.00 fines)

ISAIAS ZUNIGA DEARCOS, age 47, of Oxnard, California. Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base (Crack Cocaine). Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant allegedly possessed with intent to distribute in excess of 5 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. He is also charged with possessing with intent to distribute in excess of 5 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Cocaine Base (crack cocaine), a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

WENDY WATSON, age 37, of Van Buren, Arkansas. Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The defendant is alleged to have knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute more than fifty (50) grams of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $4,000,000.00 fines)

ANTONIO LARON COLLINS, age 23, of Banks, Arkansas. Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant allegedly possessed with intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of Cocaine Base (crack cocaine), a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and less than fifty (50) kilograms of Marijuana, a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

(Up to 40 years imprisonment and or up to $2,000,000.00 fines)

SAMUEL VALDIVIA, age 43, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Marijuana; Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity; Money Laundering; Use of a Communication Facility in Facilitating a Felony; Drug Forfeiture; and Money Laundering Forfeiture. The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service. The defendant allegedly engaged relatives and others to transport large amounts of drugs and drug proceeds to and from various locations throughout the United States. The affidavit underlying the original complaint asserted that defendant VALDEVIA ran a drug and money shipping business for this organization, primarily utilizing vehicles and horse trailers, some of which had hidden compartments and false walls.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

TRAVIS PHILPOT, age 28, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Marijuana; Possession of an Unregistered Firearm; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

RHONDA VALDIVIA, age 37, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity; Money Laundering; Use of a Communication Facility in a Felony; Drug Forfeiture; and Money Laundering Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

PAUL PHILPOT, age 61, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Marijuana; Engaging in Monetary Transaction in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; Drug Forfeiture; and Money Laundering Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

PAMELA PEARSON, age 45, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Marijuana; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

JOSE LUIS PARTIDA, age 50, of Edinburg, Texas. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Marijuana; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

ONESIMO GARZA, JR., age 45, of McAllen, Texas. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Possessed with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Use of a Communication Facility in Facilitating a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

HOYET PHILPOT, age 57, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

RANDY PHILPOT, age 25, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

DAVID NELSON, age 44, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)

TWILLA NELSON, age 33, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Conspiracy; Possessed with Intent to Distribute and Distributed Cocaine; Use of a Communication Facility to Facilitate a Felony; and Drug Forfeiture.

The charges arose from an investigation initiated in January of 2005, by the Drug Enforcement Administration and combined the investigative efforts of the DEA, the Internal Revenue Service, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Sand Springs Police Department, the Sapulpa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshals Service.

(Up to life imprisonment and or up to $8,000,000.00 fines)