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Wilburton Man Sentenced To 34 Months For Possession Of Explosives

February 7, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that ARTHUR DAVID UPTON, age 51, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 34 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a Felon in Possession of Explosives, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 842(i)(1) and 844(a)(1).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. The defendant was indicted in August, 2012 and pled guilty in September, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 17, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ARTHUR DAVID UPTON, who was not a licensee or permittee, did knowingly distribute explosive materials to any person other than a licensee or permittee.

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 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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

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