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May 10, 2010

Duncan man pleads guilty

— Richard Bishop, 36, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to serve 180 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to steal ephedrine to supply to methamphetamine cooks, Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, said.

On May 6, 2009, Bishop was indicted by a federal grand jury together with co-defendant Adam Richard (aka Adam Scott), 38, of Duncan, Okla.

Count 1 of the indictment alleged that the two men conspired to possess more than 50 grams of meth with intent to distribute. 

Count 2 charged money laundering.  

According to court records, from December of 2003 through October of 2004 Richard and Bishop conspired to steal pharmaceutical grade ephedrine from a laboratory in Oklahoma City where Bishop was employed. 

The stolen ephedrine was then sold to known methamphetamine manufacturers who would then “cook” meth from the ephedrine supplied to them by Richard and Bishop. 

It was alleged that the proceeds from the sale of the meth were used to purchase additional quantities of ephedrine and divided between Richard and Bishop.

Bishop pleaded guilty to both Counts of the indictment. Richard pleaded guilty to Count 1 of the indictment on March 30, 2010. 

As part of their plea agreements, both men stipulated that the 248 pounds of ephedrine they distributed would yield approximately 84 kilograms of actual methamphetamine.

Bishop was sentenced today to serve 180 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Richard is awaiting sentencing and faces a prison term of no less than 10 years and up to life in prison.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Criminal Investigative Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Duncan City Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Petermann.

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