|Pierce arrested on drug charge|
|Wednesday, 25 February 2009 00:00|
HUGO - Federal authorities today confirmed that Jeffery Lynn Pierce, 60, was arrested Tuesday in Hugo on at least one federal charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance.
According to U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling, a number of individuals have also been indicted and are accused of being involved with Pierce in a wide-reaching drug ring.
Also arrested were Jack Henderson, 63, who Sperling said was a Pharmacist in Austin, Texas; Charles Edward King, a/k/a Cadillac; Charles Andrew Todd, 35 and Martin Wayne (Marty) Young.
Sperling said at least one person was still being sought by federal marshals in connection with the case.
Sperling said that the ring was involved in numerous drugs, including meth, marijuana and prescription drugs, including: oxycodone, morphine, dihydrocodeinone, xanax and carisoprodol.
Sperling said Henderson would also face charges relating to the issuance of drugs without proper prescriptions.
Pierce was transported to Muskogee by federal marshals Tuesday. Information about his initial appearance and future court dates was unavailable at press time today.