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Stilwell Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Explosive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JEREMY EDWARD RAMIREZ, age 27, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5845 and 5871.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Cherokee Nation Marshal’s Service, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 19, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess an explosive and firearm, to-wit: One Ireco blasting cap wired to a cellular telephone, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

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 up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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