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Checotah Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Drug Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JESSIE LEE LAYMAN, age 23, of Checotah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.

The charge arose from a joint investigation by the following agencies: Eufaula Police Department, Checotah Police Department, McAlester Police Department, Krebs Police Department, District 18 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, District 25 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in September, 2012 and pled guilty in October, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about October 2010, and continuing until on or about February 1, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree, together and with others both known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, 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 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 Shannon Henson represented the United States.

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