State Investigators Play a Key Role Investigating Major Drug Trafficking Case

December 30, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirmed Monday several members of its Criminal Interdiction Division were instrumental investigating a major drug trafficking case that involved an inmate at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre.

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 saying 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 they saw the scope of this major criminal enterprise, they collaborated with federal, state and local partners to conclude the investigation.

Criminal Interdiction Division is responsible for investigating the introduction and distribution of contraband into Department of Corrections facilities. This includes money laundering and financial crimes associated with contraband and criminal organizations. Criminal Interdiction Division is a component of The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General.

Among the defendants indicted were 41-year-old Randall Brent Cook, an inmate at North Fork Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate 39-year-old Jason Nathaniel Holland of McAlester. Also indicted was 46-year-old Paul Casey Craig, a former Department of Corrections staff member.

Cook and Holland are alleged members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang.