Two employees of the 13th Judicial District prosecutor's office received statewide recognition last week during the annual Oklahoma District Attorney's Conference.

Chris Morris, who heads the drug task force for the district attorney's office, was recognized as the state's Outstanding Investigator of the Year. He is a 16-year veteran of the Ottawa and Delaware County DA's office.

Additionally, Janee Odle was honored as Outstanding Bogus Check Secretary by the Oklahoma DA's Association.

She has worked for the district attorney's office for 13 years.

“I'm very proud of both of them and I am glad they are a part of my staff, said Eddie Wyant, district attorney.

Wyant added that four of the district's employees have been honored by the ODAA in the past two years.

The ODAA presented its Outstanding District Attorney award to Richard Smothermon, whose jurisdiction includes Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties.

Smothermon was appointed to handle the indecent exposure trial of former Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson.

Smothermon also handled the case involving Kelsey Smith-Briggs, a Meeker toddler who died in 2005.