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Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JASON DEWAYNE ESTEP, age 42, of Mesquite, Texas, pled guilty to Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, District 25 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Eufaula Police Department, the Mesquite Police Department in Texas and the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in March, 2013 along with CLINTON McKENZIE BEVENUE, age 36, of Eufaula, Oklahoma.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or around December 19, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, to wit: to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not less than 10 years imprisonment and not more than life, and/or up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

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