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Oklahoma City, Spencer Men Found Guilty Of Methamphetamine And Marijuana Distribution

September 18, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ANTHONY DEXTER WASHINGTON, II, a/k/a Tony Washington, age 27, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and MAURICE ELON EDWARDS, age 28, of Spencer, Oklahoma, were found guilty by a federal jury for Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B)(viii) and 841(b)(1)(C) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.

Charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration - Drug Task Force. The defendants were indicted in January, 2013.

The evidence presented at trial proved that on or about January 14, 2012, in McAlester, Oklahoma, the defendants, did aid and abet one another to unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of actual Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, a Schedule II controlled Substance and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Marijuana, a Schedule I 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 the trial. The defendants will remain in custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not less than 5 years or more than 40 years imprisonment and/or up to $5,000,000.00 in fines.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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