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McAlester Man Sentenced To 108 Months For Maintaining Drug House

July 11, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ELMER DON WHITTAKER, age 52, of McAlester, Oklahoma was sentenced to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 856.

The defendant was indicted in August, 2012 in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation known as “Dealer’s Choice”. The defendant pled guilty in November, 2012.

The charge arose from an investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with the District 18 Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, McAlester Police Department, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department, Krebs Police Department, Muskogee Police Department, Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The multi-jurisdictional investigation revealed that beginning in or about May 2011 and continuing until on or about April 24, 2012, the defendant allowed others to use his residence in McAlester, Oklahoma for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge, 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.

This case was prosecuted under the United States Attorney’s Office, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.

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