Claremore Man Sentenced In Arkansas For Drug Trafficking - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


Claremore Man Sentenced In Arkansas For Drug Trafficking

Posted: Updated:
Jose Luis Vaca [KFSM photo] Jose Luis Vaca [KFSM photo]

An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Arkansas.

News Release

Jose Luis Vaca, 32, of Claremore, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Vaca was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

The drug task force received a tip on October 12, 2016 from a confidential informant that a man would be traveling with one-half pound of methamphetamine from Tulsa to a known drug trafficking residence in Springdale , according to court records.

After police confronted Vaca, he initially gave them a false name, the release states. He did confirm that he planned to visit the residence, but did not know the occupants.

Police found one-half pound of methamphetamine in his vehicle, according to the release.

The release states that Vaca admitted to possessing the methamphetamine, telling police he regularly drives around with amounts of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

He was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2017 and plead guilty in August 2017.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.