Tulsa Man Convicted Of Drug Trafficking


Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 5:43 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa man has been found guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine and related gun crimes.

A federal jury returned the verdict against 35-year-old Fred Shields on Tuesday, U.S. attorney David O'Meilia said.

Shields was found guilty of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  

On Aug. 19, officers searched Shields' residence and found plastic bags and bindles containing methamphetamine packaged for distribution, marijuana and crack cocaine, as well as digital scales used for weighing drugs, cash and a loaded .40-caliber pistol. 

Shields has four previous felony convictions including second-degree murder, burglary of automobile, concealing stolen property and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.   

Shields was detained prior to the trial and remains in custody without bond. His sentencing is set for July after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation. 

The counts carry sentences of up to 40 years imprisonment.