Tahlequah Daily Press

March 17, 2014

Hulbert man gets 10 years for making methamphetamine

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A Hulbert man who entered a plea agreement with prosecutors last month received a 10-year sentence for endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine.

Mark Anthony Whitekiller, 48, pleaded guilty to the charge and received 10 years in state prison with five years suspended.

Whitekiller was accused of endeavoring to manufacture meth and possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a park or school last November.

A third count against Whitekiller for possessing drug paraphernalia was dropped.

Whitekiller allegedly ran from authorities last October when officers arrived at a Hulbert home looking for a fugitive.

Investigators said they later found part of a small meth lab in the front of Whitekiller’s pants, and an active shake-and-bake meth lab Whitekiller had discarded as he ran from police.

According to investigators, a bag full of various meth ingredients and tools was also found in a child’s bedroom.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com