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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Four defendants in 2012 meth raid case net prison time

  • Four defendants who were among the dozens arrested in last year’s massive methamphetamine raid appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court Wednesday for formal sentencing after pleading guilty to various counts.
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    Four defendants who were among the dozens arrested in last year’s massive methamphetamine raid appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court Wednesday for formal sentencing after pleading guilty to various counts.
    More than 125 law enforcement officers from numerous agencies participated in the daylong raid June 27, 2012, where simultaneous warrants were served around Shawnee and arrests were made in the months-long undercover drug case. More than $112,000 in cash, along with methamphetamine, was seized during those raids.
    Four of those charged in connection with that raid pleaded guilty to various counts and were sentenced Wednesday by District Judge John Canavan.
    Albert Anthony Dockery, 52, of Shawnee, received a 20-year prison term for an amended charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substance.
    Brenda Kay Sisson, 50, of Meeker, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substance relating to the Pottawatomie County raid.
    She also received a five-year prison term for an unrelated drug case in Lincoln County and a five-year term for revocation of a previously adjudicated case involving drug charges in Pottawatomie County.
    Cathleen Christine Wigley, 50, of Checotah, and Cheryl Annette Burks, 52, Shawnee, were both sentenced to 10 years in prison on amended charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled dangerous substance.
    One of two local key targets arrested in the raid, Linda Ellis, 50, Tecumseh, was sentenced just last week to a 50-year prison term. Ellis will have to serve 85 percent of her sentence, which is 42.5 years, before she’s eligible for parole at the age of 92.
    Among all those arrested in this raid, Ellis and Steven Dale Faulkner, 54, Tecumseh, were the two high-profile targets sought from this area as prosecutors alleged they were taking $30,000 every other day to Oklahoma City to buy methamphetamine coming in from Mexico. Faulkner’s case is scheduled for jury trial.
    The undercover drug investigation involved at least six pounds of methamphetamine that was being brought to the Shawnee and Tecumseh areas each week. Drug agents, who said the drugs were uncut and could be cut several more times, estimated each pound would have produced 2,700 doses of the drug.
    The four defendants sentenced Wednesday will remain jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center until they can be transferred to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
     
     
     
     
     

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