Local & Regional
Thu April 4, 2013
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two For Meth Trafficking
Two suspects, one from Tulsa and one from Austin, are indicted in federal court for conspiracy and possession of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
The suspects are Gonzalo Ponce-Arturez, 35, from Austin, Texas, and Raven Frederick-Holmes, 31, from Tulsa.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma Danny Williams' office released a statement, part of which follows:
"The charges are the result of a multi-jurisdictional operation that included contributions from agents and officers associated with the Cherokee Nation Marshals Service, Rogers County District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Catoosa Police Department, Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The coordinated investigative effort netted a total of nine arrests related to drug trafficking crimes in Rogers County and elsewhere in the Northern District of Oklahoma.
"The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma and the Rogers County District Attorney’s Office will coordinate the prosecutions of those individuals arrested. The prosecutions of Ponce-Arturez and Fredrick-Holmes will proceed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The seven other individuals who were arrested will be charged and prosecuted in Rogers County District Court. Those individuals include: John Hunt, age 68, Gene Miller, age 53, Shelley Boothe, age 30, Carl Fogleman, age 30, Ayla Jones, age 20, Charles Yahola, age 24, and John Cooper, age 34."
The two being charged in federal court could face not less than 10 years to life in prison.