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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vian Man Sentenced To 135 Months, $50,000 For Methamphetamine Distribution

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that BOBBY LEE ROWELL, age 54, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 135 months, followed by 4 years of supervised release and a $50,000.00 money judgment for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 846.

The charge is a result from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in August 2013 and pled guilty in September 2013.

The Indictment alleged that beginning on an unknown date and time but as early as August, 2012, and continuing until the present, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant and others did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, to distribute 50 Grams of more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015