Meth charges lead to long federal term.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Brenda Toniece Vann, 54, of Tahlequah, was sentenced to 235 months imprisonment, followed by 8 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
The charges are a result from an investigation by the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in March, 2013, along with Andrew Kelli Braddock, 20, and Lisa Autumn Shiann Creech, 23, both of Tahlequaha. Each previously entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing.
The indictment alleged that beginning on about Aug. 31, 2012 and continuing until on or about January 23, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, to knowingly and intentionally manufacture 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and aided and abetted one another to knowingly and intentionally manufacture a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
The Indictment further alleged that the defendants committed those crimes while creating a substantial risk of harm to human life on the premises where an individual under the age of eighteen was present or resided.