Six Green Country Men Arraigned On Federal Cocaine Charges


Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 1:45 pm
By: News On 6


The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced on Wednesday six Oklahoma men have been arraigned on a federal drug charges.

 

  • Mario Dushun Richardson, aka Big Sexy, aka Rio, 28, of Tulsa
  • Julland Auddis Richardson, aka Jack, 33, of Tulsa
  • Rodney Lee Morgan Jr., 23, of Tulsa
  • Leonard Ray Austin, aka Lenny, 34, of McAlester
  • Nathan Bernard Johnson, aka Nathan Pointer, 46, of McAlester
  • Elmer Don Whittaker, aka E.D., 51, of McAlester

 

Charges against the men include: conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (aka crack cocaine), distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a public school or public housing facility and maintaining drug-involved premises.

A federal indictment alleges that since May 2011, the men willfully and knowingly conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of crack cocaine.

The defendants also are charged with knowingly and intentionally maintaining a residence in McAlester for the purpose of distributing the drugs.

Nearly 10 agencies assisted in the investigation, a news release said.

Arraignment took place Monday, and all six were remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

The statutory range of punishment is from no less than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to $10 million in fines, the U.S. Attorney's office said.