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Phil Bacharach, Communications Director
Office: 405-522-3116
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Leslie Berger, Press Secretary
Office: 405-522-1863
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Press Releases and Articles

April 19, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 19, 2023) – A drug dealer who sold the heroin that killed a 29-year-old Perkins woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Noah Montague was charged with first-degree murder in 2020 for the death of Jamie Bear.

Montague, 28, sold the heroin to Bear’s boyfriend, James Ramos, on Sept. 9, 2019. Bear died the following day. Montague was prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General’s criminal justice division. 

April 18, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2023) - In his first 100 days in office, Attorney General Gentner Drummond has focused on his top priorities of cracking down on Oklahoma’s illegal marijuana grow operations, combating a culture of corruption and scandal, restoring State relations with tribal governments, and ensuring transparency and openness in government. In other actions, the Attorney General has worked to maintain the integrity of the death penalty, guard against federal overreach, and uphold the U.S. and state constitutions.

April 15, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 14, 2023) - Death row inmate Anthony Sanchez was denied a request for a new hearing yesterday by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Sanchez is scheduled to be executed later this year for the 1996 murder of University of Oklahoma dance student Juli Busken. 

April 13, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 13, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond issued a formal opinion today affirming a recent report by the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) that found significant shortcomings in state purchasing oversight.

Responding to an opinion requested by state Rep. Ryan Martinez, Drummond wrote that the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is required to maintain oversight of all agency acquisitions, including verifying an agency’s claim that an acquisition is exempted from the Central Purchasing Act.

April 12, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 12, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following remarks after a federal district judge in North Dakota today granted a preliminary injunction of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The injunctive relief blocks the EPA from implementing the rule in Oklahoma and 23 other states that have challenged it.

April 12, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 12, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond and attorneys general from neighboring states joined in a lawsuit today against the Biden administration over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) rule that designates the lesser prairie chicken as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

The rule, which took effect late last month, places burdensome restrictions on Oklahoma ranchers who graze livestock and unnecessarily impedes the development of energy pipelines, oil drilling, wind farms and roads.

April 6, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 6, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond is releasing the final report from Independent Counsel Rex Duncan on the same day he has filed a motion to vacate the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip.

April 4, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 4, 2023) - Oklahoma law does not give the State Board of Education (SBE) the ability to make administrative rules without proper direction from the state Legislature, Attorney General Gentner Drummond ruled in a formal opinion issued today. 

“It is well settled that an agency may only exercise the powers expressly given by statute,” the opinion states. “An agency cannot expand those powers by its own authority.” 

March 21, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond praised state legislators today for approving a trio of measures aimed at addressing the rise of illegal marijuana grow operations in Oklahoma. The bills have passed their legislative chamber of origin and are now headed for the opposite chamber.

March 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 17, 2023) – A federal judge today granted Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond an additional 90 days to reach an agreement that would resolve an 18-year-old lawsuit over poultry litter pollution in state watersheds.