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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 25, 2014

El Paso TX Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ELADIO ARGUELLES, age 26, of El Paso, Texas, pled guilty to an Information charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Savanna Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in June 2014.

The Information alleged that on or about April 5, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute five (5) kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not less than 5 years imprisonment or more than 40 and/or up to a $5,000,000.00 fine. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015