Local & Regional
Tue August 19, 2014
52 People Indicted in Tulsa for 238 Crimes
Unsealed today in the United States District Court, 52 members and associates of the Hoover Crips Street Gang and the Donald Walter’s Drug Trafficking Organization were charged with 238 criminal offenses. Among the offenses are drug conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, weapon offenses, retaliating against a witness, and conspiring to promote dog fighting.
The charges are the result of a three-year U.S. Attorney’s Office, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation. The charges were announced today at a press conference by United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr., Northern District of Oklahoma.
According to the allegations in the indictment, from April 2011 to August 2014, the defendants conspired to purchase cocaine and marijuana from Mexican Drug Cartels and sold drugs in the Tulsa area. During the conspiracy, money generated was used for dog fighting, gambling, travel, and vehicle purchases.
The indictment also alleges, the defendants operated “crack houses” in the Tulsa area for cooking, packaging, and selling of cocaine. These houses were also used as locations for money drops.