OKLAHOMA CITY (May 2, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond commended Gov. Stitt for signing legislation today that will help law enforcement crack down on Oklahoma’s rash of illegal marijuana grow operations. Authored by Rep. Jon Echols and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, House Bill 2095 gives the Office of the Attorney General, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation full enforcement authority over the state’s medical marijuana laws.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (May 1, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and a bipartisan coalition of 32 other attorneys general are asking the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to hear the case of James Rudisill in Rudisill v. McDonough and protect veterans’ rights.
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 1, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond is leading a coalition of 26 attorneys general in urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide coverage for a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that has been proven to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
In an April 26 letter, Drummond asked CMS to provide full and unrestricted Medicare coverage for FDA-approved Alzheimer’s treatments, consistent with its decades-long practice of covering FDA-approved prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries.
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 27, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond and several parties representing customer interests have entered into a joint stipulation and settlement agreement with Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) regarding its pending application for approval of six capacity projects. The settlement paves the way for a decrease in PSO customer rates beginning in 2026.
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 26, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond said he is disappointed the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted today against recommending clemency for Richard Glossip despite evidence he failed to receive a fair trial in 2004. The 2-2 board vote means clemency is not recommended for the death row inmate.
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 20, 2023) - The Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect in five Oklahoma counties impacted hardest by tornadoes and severe weather last night. The five counties are Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie. The law, also referred to as the price gouging statute, prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services and helps protect citizens from unfair price hikes. Attorney General Gentner Drummond warned that anyone who violates the Act is subject to facing legal consequences.
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 20, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following remarks today after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (OCCA) denied his motion to vacate the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip and remand the case back to district court. In addition, the Court denied the State’s motion for a stay of execution.
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.
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.
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.