For Immediate Release
Federal Jury Convicts Wyandotte Man for Methamphetamine Drug Conspiracy
A federal jury convicted a Wyandotte man Thursday for his role in a methamphetamine drug conspiracy, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Adam Douglas Sherwood, 43, was found guilty of drug conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and three counts of unlawful use of a communication facility. Sherwood is scheduled to be sentenced on March 25, 2022, before U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan.
“A jury held Adam Sherwood accountable for conspiring to distribute and distributing methamphetamine,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Illicit drug operations too often result in violence and further economic depression in struggling neighborhoods. Thankfully, multi-agency law enforcement teams are working together, as they did in this case, to dismantle drug operations that endanger communities in northeastern Oklahoma.”
The jury found that Sherwood took part in the drug conspiracy from January 2018 through January 2021. He and his conspirators distributed and possessed with intent to distribute between 50 and 500 grams of methamphetamine. On May 23, 2020, Sherwood and coconspirator Kenneth Rosenburg aided and abetted one another to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Finally, from May 13, 2020, to May 23, 2020, Sherwood also used his cellphone on three different occasions to conduct drug deals.
Sherwood, Rosenberg, and others supplied methamphetamine to buyers in Northeast Oklahoma in exchange for payment.
In the early morning hours of May 23, 2020, Tulsa Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that matched a description of a suspect vehicle involved in a shots-fired call earlier the same evening. Adam Sherwood, driver Kenneth Rosenberg, and a third individual were in the vehicle. Officers noted Sherwood with a can of beer when they approached the vehicle and a gun holster located on the center console of the car.
Officers then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a Lorcin Engineering Company, Inc. .380 ACP caliber single-action pistol and a Sturm, Ruger & Co. 22 WMR caliber double-action revolver under the center console of the vehicle. They also found a green zippered pouch containing multiple empty baggies, one baggie containing methamphetamine residue, a digital scale, and containers often used to store drugs. Officers searched Sherwood and located a clear plastic baggie containing a clear, brownish crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers also located $226 in cash on Sherwood and approximately $1,300 on Rosenberg. Both were taken in to custody.
On Oct. 25, 2021, coconspirator Rosenberg was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The Tulsa Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Miami Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin G. Bish and Thomas E. Duncombe are prosecuting the case.