Head of Universal Aryan Brotherhood and Mother Face Charges
Mike Seals - June 17, 2021 11:17 pm
Superseding indictment unsealed charging pair with drug trafficking and money laundering
OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, a Superseding Indictment was unsealed charging CHANCE ALAN WILSON, 36, of McAlester, and DEANNA DANNETT WILSON, 55, of Wayne, Oklahoma, with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to launder drug proceeds, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
On June 1, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a twelve-count Superseding Indictment against Change Alan Wilson and Deanna Dannett Wilson. According to the Superseding Indictment, Chance Alan Wilson was the head of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang that operates largely within prison facilities throughout Oklahoma. It is alleged that Chance Alan Wilson, using contraband cell phones from his prison cell, organized and led a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He allegedly relied on a network of individuals outside of prison to distribute methamphetamine, collect proceeds from that distribution and launder those proceeds.
The Superseding Indictment alleges that one of those individuals assisting Chance Alan Wilson’s activity was his mother, Deanna Wilson. It is alleged that she accepted large sums of drug proceeds from Chance Alan Wilson and used those funds to purchase various assets, including a $138,000 manufactured home, purchased with cashier’s checks and cash.
Yesterday, the Superseding Indictment was unsealed following the defendants’ arraignment.
If convicted on the drug trafficking charges, Chance Alan Wilson faces a potential penalty of at least 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine up to $10,000,000. If convicted on the money laundering conspiracy charge, Chance Alan Wilson and Deanna Wilson each face a period of imprisonment of up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $500,000. If convicted of engaging in a monetary transaction using drug proceeds, Deanna Wilson faces a period of imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of not more than $250,000 (or a fine of twice the value of the property involved in the transaction whichever is greater)
The case is a result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, the Internal Revenue System – Criminal Investigations, and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Snyder is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that the Indictment is merely accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Reference is made to public filings for further information.