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Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

May 13, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that BERNABE NIERO JOSE MIRANDA, age 47 of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 36 months of supervised release for Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in November, 2012 and pled guilty in December, 2012.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 10, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 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 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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