State Investigators Play a Key Role Investigating Major Drug Trafficking Case
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) confirmed today several members of its Criminal Interdiction Division (CID) were instrumental investigating a major drug trafficking case.
Last week, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced 10 defendants were indicted in a large scale drug operation investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies.
“Our agents were working a case, and it actually crossed paths with this much larger investigation,” ODOC Deputy Inspector General Jason Sparks said. “As soon as we saw the scope and breadth of this major criminal enterprise, we collaborated with our federal, state and local partners to conclude this investigation.”
CID is responsible for investigating the introduction and distribution of contraband into ODOC facilities. This includes money laundering and financial crimes associated with contraband and criminal organizations. CID is a component of ODOC’s Office of the Inspector General.
Among the defendants indicted were Randall Brent Cook, 41, an inmate at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre; and Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate Jason Nathaniel Holland, 39, of McAlester. Also indicted -- Paul Casey Craig, 46, a former ODOC staff member.
Cook and Holland are alleged members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang.
A copy of the full indictment can be found online at https://go.usa.gov/xAbth.