News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2008

Okmulgee County Resident Gets over 5 Years in Prison on Cocaine Charges

APR 2 -- (Muskogee, OK) - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that GARLAND JORDAN, age 30, of Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, was sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Cocaine Base a/k/a “Crack”” Cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).

“JORDAN was sentenced to seventy (70) months imprisonment, thirty-six (36) months Supervised Release and $100 Special Monetary Assessment,” stated U.S. Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling. “JORDAN pled guilty on November 7, 2007.”

"Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. On April 24, 2006, JORDAN had in his possession and intended to distribute crack cocaine. On November 6, 2007, a one count felony information was filed charging JORDAN with possession and distributing cocaine base. The charges arose out of a series of crack cocaine purchases made from JORDAN,” recalled U.S. Attorney Sperling.

“This prosecution is just one of over 90 arrest warrants issued in Operation Sixkiller,” recalled U.S. Attorney Sperling. “The task force effort joined 22 local, county, state and federal prosecution and investigative agencies. District 25 Attorney Tom Giulioli and District 15 Attorney Larry Moore are leading the state prosecutions. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace is the primary federal prosecutor for this operation in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.”

“The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s sentencing. Judge White ordered the defendant remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service to begin serving his sentence.”

“Assistant United States Attorney Robert A. Wallace represented the government.”

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