• Dennis McCaslin

Guilty plea in case in which gang member admits to "sale of hundreds of kilos of methamphetamine"

A member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood has pleaded guilty in federal court for leading and organizing the sale of hundreds of kilos of methamphetamine throughout Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Jeremy C. Anderson, 34, pleaded guilty to the charge of continuing criminal enterprise but refused to cooperate with the United States. If the plea agreement is accepted by a federal judge, Anderson will serve 22 years in federal prison.

“Jeremy Anderson’s methamphetamine operation helped support the Universal Aryan Brotherhood’s criminal enterprise and contributed to addiction and violence in Oklahoma. He has now been held accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The successful prosecution of this criminal enterprise is an example of what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies team up to share their unique capabilities and resources.”

In his plea agreement, Anderson admitted from at least 2011 and continuing through December 2018, he led, organized and managed a large-scale methamphetamine distribution enterprise.

The enterprise involved more than five people who obtained and distributed hundreds of kilos of methamphetamine at Anderson’s direction. The methamphetamine was manufactured in Mexico and distributed throughout the state of Oklahoma, including Tulsa. Anderson obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale and distribution of the drug.

Anderson was initially charged on Dec. 7, 2018, with 17 other UAB members and associates. The indictment was unsealed Feb. 20, 2019, and alleged the gang to be a racketeering enterprise that committed acts of murder, kidnapping, the trafficking of methamphetamine and firearms, money laundering, assault, and robbery throughout the State of Oklahoma.

The UAB was established in 1993 within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and modeled itself after the principles and ideology of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that formed in the 1960s.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and IRS-Criminal Investigation led the investigation with assistance from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Tulsa and Enid Police Departments, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis A. Fries is prosecuting this case.

You can find the press release announcing charges here.

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