Drug Ringleader Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Through Oklahoma

Monday, March 7th 2011, 4:07 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- A 21-year-old Michigan man pleaded guilty Monday in connection to a large drug trafficking operation running through Oklahoma.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Kelly Maurice Hill, aka "Shannon Dorr," plead guilty to Conspiracy To Possess With intent to Distribute and Distribution of over 100 Kilograms of marijuana.

Authorities said Hill led a drug trafficking operation that transported hundreds of pounds marijuana from sources in Phoenix into the Detroit area from November 2008 to December 2009.

The investigation into Hill's drug ring began when two alleged couriers were stopped by an OHP trooper on I-44 near Stroud, Oklahoma in March of 2009.

Nearly $200,000 dollars was recovered during that stop. In other instances, the organization transported large loads of marijuana hidden under furniture and even Christmas presents inside rental vans and trucks.

Authorities said the operation used rental vehicles, commercial buses and airlines to move cash and marijuana.

Hill's sentencing date is set for June 6, 2011. He faces a prison term of not less than 5 years and not more 40 years and a fine of up to $2 million.