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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession

February 6, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that NATHANIEL LEE BRICKEY, age 24, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Violent Crime Task Force, which includes; Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Tahlequah Police Department and the Muskogee Police Department. The defendant was indicted in January, 2012 along with KYLE THOMAS SMITH. SMITH pled guilty in March, 2012 and BRICKEY in August, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 26, 2011, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce and knowingly and with reason to know it was stolen. The Indictment further alleged that defendant SMITH did knowingly and intentionally attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, a controlled dangerous substance.

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 hearing. The defendant remains 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 Dean Burris represented the United States.

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