Haskell County drug dealer sentenced for role in extensive drug and money laundering conspiracy


Date: June 15, 2023

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Muskogee, OK — The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Calvin James Woodmore of Haskell County, Oklahoma, was sentenced for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Haskell and Pittsburg Counties. Calvin Woodmore was sentenced to 324 months in prison for Drug Conspiracy and 240 months in prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy and Laundering Monetary Instruments. The sentences will run concurrently. Woodmore was also sentenced to 5 years of supervised release following his prison sentences.

The charges arose from investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force, the United States Postal Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the District 18 Drug and Violent Crime Taskforce, the Haskell County Sheriff's Office, the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office, the McAlester Police Department, the Stigler Police Department, and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

On April 7, 2022, Calvin Woodmore and his co-defendant, Early Woodmore, were convicted by a federal jury at trial. Early Woodmore's sentencing is pending. From early 2018 until their arrest by law enforcement in 2020, the Woodmores led a methamphetamine trafficking organization in which they arranged to have large quantities of methamphetamine shipped to addresses in Haskell County and Pittsburg County. Once the packages of methamphetamine arrived, they would break them down into smaller quantities for distribution into communities in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

"Calvin Woodmore's sentence is a direct result of the excellent partnership between law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney's office in combating drug trafficking and money laundering," said Christopher J. Altemus, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Dallas Field Office. "IRS-CI will continue to be relentless in our mission to dismantle these drug trafficking organizations and bring the criminals who run them to justice."

"This sentence reflects a win for the citizens of Eastern Oklahoma who value safe and drug-free communities," said Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas. "Woodmore, who spent his days distributing methamphetamine and engaging in acts of violence, will now spend his nights in jail while the men and women of the DEA and it's Oklahoma law enforcement partners continue their efforts to keep our streets drug free."

"This office is dedicated to disrupting the destruction and violence inflicted by Woodmore and those like him," said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. "Criminal organizations that distribute illegal drugs within our communities will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted."

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. 

The Honorable John F. Heil, III, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the trial and sentencing hearing in Muskogee. Woodmore will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Conway represented the United States.