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Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

July 15, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JAMES LEWIS BACCUS, age 29, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) and 841(b)(1)(D).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about October 1, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, JAMES LEWIS BACCUS, defendant herein, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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