A man recently pleaded guilty for a federal distribution of heroin charge that led to the death of a local man.

Documents filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma show Darron Ray Aldridge, 41, of Krebs, was originally charged July 16 with drug conspiracy resulting in death and distribution and use of heroin resulting in death.

Aldridge pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and faces up to 20 years in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a fine up to $1 million, a term of supervised release of at least three years, and a special assessment cost of $100, according to the plea agreement.

“On or about December 16, 2018, I, Darron Ray Aldridge, knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed with Callie Marie Woolsey to knowingly and intentionally distribute heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. On that same date, 1, Darron Ray Aldridge, and Callie Marie Woolsey did knowingly and intentionally distribute heroin to A.B. The heroin was used by A.B., which resulted in the death of A.B.,” court documents show.

Documents show Woolsey, 31, of McAlester, also pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin in October.

Following an investigation by the McAlester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, a grand jury found that on or about Dec. 16, 2018, text messages allegedly show Aldridge contacted Woolsey to obtain some “h” for an individual identified as “A.B.”

Text messages show that Woolsey went to a home of an unknown person and paid $40 to obtain heroin before selling it to A.B. for $50, court documents show.

Court documents state A.B. contacted Aldridge and told him that he “has consumed half of the heroin" — and Aldridge told him to be careful because A.B. told him he was going to consume the other half.

“Serious bodily injury to and the death of A.B. resulted from the use of heroin” between 11:48 p.m. Dec. 16, 2018 and 1:44 a.m. Dec. 17, 2018, according to the indictment.

Court dates for formal sentencing for Woolsey and Aldridge were not set as of Monday.

Contact Derrick James at djames@mcalesternews.com

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