Aryan Brotherhood member accused of dealing meth from prison with 10 co-conspirators
tuslaworld.com, April 17, 2014
MUSKOGEE — A member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood and 10 other people were arraigned in federal court this week on charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine from prison.
A release from the U.S. Attorney's Office states the complaint, filed Monday, alleges that Michael A. Metzker, a.k.a. “Lurch,” 36, of Checotah and 10 others attempted to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of meth.
The investigation was dubbed the “Battle of Honey Creek.”
Metzker was in prison from Dec. 24, 2009, until Jan. 8, 2014, but found a way to possess and use cell phones that had been illegally smuggled into prison to help acquire and distribute meth, the release states.
He had been jailed on a conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The others charged were Michael W. Metzker, 58, of Checotah; Lacey Renee Park, 29, of Checotah; Derek Park, 31, of Checotah; Margaret Casey, 45, of Checotah; Shawna Vanzant, 33, of Henryetta; Jackie Dale Brumley, 44, of Noble; Cornell Tyleiz Harvey, 29, of Oklahoma City; Scott Wesley Duncan, 38, of Oklahoma City; Sunny Ann Martinek, 38, of Norman; and Steven D. Carr, 43, of Checotah.
The release states Metzker and his “co-conspirators” continued to acquire and distribute the meth from the time of his release, all the way until they were arraigned Tuesday and Wednesday.
All defendants face punishments of between 10 years to life in prison, and/or up to $10,000,000 each in fines.