By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – A California man was sentenced to federal prison for trafficking in opium in
northeastern Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward.
Wang Chong Khang (aka Pao Lee and Dao Lee), 25, of Oroville, California, was
sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan to 46 months in the Federal
Bureau of Prisons followed by a three-year supervision period. Khang had pleaded guilty
on March 2, 2010, to Possession of Opium with Intent to Distribute. He was originally
indicted by the Grand Jury in January 2010.
Khang admitted that on November17, 2009, he picked up a package at the U.S. Post
Office in Colcord, Oklahoma, that had been shipped from Vientiane, Laos. He signed the
USPS receipt form using the alias of "Pao Lee." The package originally contained 5.95
kilograms (approximately 13 pounds) of pure opium hidden among the contents, which was
detected in shipment by inspectors. A controlled delivery of the package was made by law
enforcement to the destination address at the Colcord Post Office. Khang admitted that he
intended to distribute the opium to other individuals - knowing that it was wrong and illegal
to do so.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S.
Attorney Robert T. Raley handled the case for the government.