Wagoner Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that DANIEL ROMALE BATES, a/k/a "TOO SWEET", age 48, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).
The charge arose from an investigation by the Wagoner Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The defendant was indicted in November, 2012 and pled guilty in December, 2012.
The Indictment alleged that on or about May 4, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a Phoenix Arms, Model HP22, .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
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 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 Kyle Waters represented the United States.