|Jeffrey Pierce arrested|
|Friday, 27 February 2009 00:00|
Pierce denied bond, remains in Muskogee County jail on drug charges
HUGO -- U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling advised Thursday that Jeffrey Lynn Pierce, 60, of Hugo was denied bond on numerous federal drug related charges following a detention hearing Thursday in Muskogee. Pierce is being held in the Muskogee County jail. Pierce was arrested without incident Tuesday morning at his residence west of Hugo by a consortium of federal, state and local officers. According to the recently unsealed federal indictment, Pierce was one of several southeast Oklahoma men who were trafficking in a variety of controlled dangerous drugs. The federal indictment against Pierce alleges that he acquired large quantities of illicit prescription drugs from Jack Henderson (and his pharmacy in Austin, Texas) for the purpose of distributing them to other dealers and users of the drugs without proper prescriptions. Other defendants, also named in the federal indictment (Charles Edward King and Charles Andrew Todd), are accused of acquiring large quantities of methamphetamine and other controlled dangerous drugs and distributed them through, but not limited to Jeffery Pierce & Extended version available by electronic or hardcopy subscription.
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Pierce arrested on drug charge
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.