BARRY KECK, a/k/a Lonekoyte

Posted: 5th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Barry Keck was the ringleader of a drug conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in several Mountain West states. About once a week, he would travel to Oregon to purchase drugs for distribution in Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. In 2008, agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) began an investigation, gathering evidence from confidential informants, controlled purchases, physical and video surveillance, and other sources. They then received authorization from the district court to intercept calls and text messages sent or received by Keck’s mobile phone. After monitoring Keck’s phone “seven days a week . . . 15 to 18 hours a day” between November 2008 and January 2009, DEA and DCI agents intercepted 8,078 calls, 3,181 of which were deemed pertinent to the conspiracy.

In several intercepted calls, Keck discussed distributing methamphetamine and traveling to Oregon to purchase drugs from a distributor. DEA agents also recorded Keck negotiating drug prices and involving his 17-year-old daughter in drug sales. Finally, on some intercepted calls Keck discussed wire transfers used as part of the conspiracy.

In 2009, Keck was charged with seven counts relating to a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count related to a conspiracy to launder money. He pleaded not guilty and was tried before a jury, which convicted him of all counts. After the district court sentenced him to life imprisonment.

  1. rob hayes says:

    he got life and it a beautful day with one more skum off the street.