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Published on: 10/09/2017

Convict Admits Trafficking Meth In Cushing Prison

Patti Weaver

1600kush.com

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(Stillwater, Okla.) – A convicted kidnapper, rapist and armed robber due to be imprisoned for 60 more years has been given a concurrent 15-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamine in the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing.

Due to his criminal record, Reeco Maurice Cole, 39, could have been given as much as a life prison term for having 23.77 grams of methamphetamine in the private prison, to which he pleaded guilty last week.

As part of a plea bargain, Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler ordered on Oct. 4 that Cole’s incarceration for the Payne County crime run at the same time as his Okmulgee County 33-year prison term, after which Cole is due to begin serving a 50-year prison term from Tulsa County.

“He requests immediate transport back to DOC,” the state prison system, defense attorney Royce Hobbs told the judge.

During a meeting with Cimarron Correctional Facility Investigator Joseph Sebenick on June 12, 2015, Cushing Police Officer Aaron Sherman was handed a baggy “with three baggies with a green leafy substance and two compressed cylinders with a green leafy substance, a baggy with 48 small baggies with a white crystal substance and three large baggies with a white crystal substance, a baggy with a small green rectangle pill and a baggy with a cell phone and a CD disk with the contents of the phone,” an affidavit said.

“Sebenick told me the cell phone was locked with a passcode,” the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit. Sebenick said that the items were found in a cell that Cole shared with another inmate, who was not charged, court records show.

“Sebenick told me he took the phone to the Okmulgee Police Department and spoke with Detective James Ables,” who downloaded the contents of the cell phone, the Cushing officer wrote in his affidavit.

“Sebenick told me the phone has multiple pictures stored of Cole along with photos displaying a white crystal substance and a green leafy substance.

“Sebenick told me in one of the photos Cole is sitting on one of the bunks holding what appears to be five $100 bills.

“Sebenick also told me in the pictures there are two photos of a U.S. Department of Treasury check, which has the name and address,” of a woman who was not charged, court records show.

When the Cushing officer field-tested the substances, they came back as positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, the affidavit said.

According to the state Department of Corrections, Cole has been in prison for the past 17 and one-half years while serving sentences imposed in 2000 for:

* kidnapping by extortion in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a 33-year prison term due to be completed in 2028;

* carrying a concealed weapon in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a six-month jail term that he has completed;

* possessing a stolen vehicle in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a five-year prison term that he discharged in two years;

* armed robbery in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a concurrent 33-year prison term due to be completed in 2028;

* car theft in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a 20-year prison term that he discharged in 2015;

* attempted kidnapping by extortion in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a 10-year prison term that he discharged in five years;

* knowingly concealing stolen property in Okmulgee County in 1999, for which he was given a five-year prison term that he discharged in two years;

* pointing a weapon in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 10-year prison term that he discharged in five years;

* first-degree rape in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 20-year prison term that he discharged in 2015;

* attempted rape in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 20-year prison term due to be completed in 2077;

* kidnapping in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 10-year prison term due to be completed in 2037;

* robbery by force in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 20-year prison term that he discharged in 2015;

* forcible oral sodomy in Tulsa County in 1999, for which he was given a 20-year prison term due to be completed in 2057.

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