United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Andrew Wade Wyrrick, 24, of Owasso, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
As part of his plea agreement, Wyrrick admitted to traveling to Pueblo, Colorado, in April 2018, to purchase marijuana for the purpose of selling it in northeastern Oklahoma. Wyrrick was charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana and for possessing a firearm to aid in his drug trafficking crimes.
“Wyrrick admitted transporting approximately 200 pounds of marijuana for sale in northeastern Oklahoma. Like other drug traffickers, he possessed a firearm to further his illicit activity, exponentially increasing the danger he presented to our community,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
Wyrrick will be sentenced in United States District Court on February 11, 2019, by U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell. Wyrrick faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine for the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute charge, as well as a maximum penalty of five years in prison for the second charge, which must be served consecutively to any other penalty imposed
The Tulsa and Owasso Police Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Roberts is prosecuting the case.