Oklahoma: Kevin Vigil JR. Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Oklahoma: Kevin Vigil JR. Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Incarcerated Southside Locos Member, Kevin Vigil JR. Sentenced to More Than 20 Additional Years in Federal Prison for a Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Orchestrated from Prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (STL.News) Last week, KEVIN VIGIL JR., 29, of Oklahoma City, and a member of the Southside Locos gang currently incarcerated in state prison, was sentenced to serve an additional 250 months in federal prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

On December 4, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an 81-count Indictment charging Vigil and dozens of co-defendants with crimes related to a large-scale drug trafficking operation orchestrated from state prison.  According to the Indictment, the operation primarily focused on distributing methamphetamine and heroin, using contraband cell phones from prison.

On July 29, 2020, Vigil pleaded guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment, alleging a drug conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  The remaining counts of the Indictment pertaining to Vigil were dismissed pursuant to his guilty plea.

According to court documents and public records, Vigil is a member of the Southside Locos prison gang serving an 18-year sentence with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for several offenses, including assault and battery with a deadly weapon, following his shooting of a man in Oklahoma City in 2010. 

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