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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 48 Months, Forfeits Four Residences For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

February 12, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that DAVID ALLEN KEYS, age 44, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, followed by 36 months of supervised release for Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. KEYS’ interest in four residences located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was also forfeited to the United States. Those residences are located in an area of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, known as “The Hill.”

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 Information, filed in September, 2012, alleged that on or about March 14, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with another to commit offenses against the United States, namely, Distribution of Crack Cocaine.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, 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 Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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