MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Charles P. Hendricks, age 32, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 160 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846. The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Indictment alleged that from in or about April, 2017, and continuing until on or about June 26, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the Defendant knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, and agreed with others, to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A), by distributing 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This defendant had been orchestrating the sale of methamphetamine in eastern Oklahoma for years. This sentence, which will begin when he completes his time in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, has put an end to his business. As a result, the communities he was poisoning are safer.”
“ATF and its partners are committed to helping keep our communities safe. Our neighborhoods are now safer because Mr. Hendricks will not be able to poison it with illegal narcotics,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II.
The Honorable John F. Heil, III, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.