Sallisaw Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that WILLIAM LEO RUMINER, age 48, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), all in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 846.
The charges are a result from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013.
The Indictment alleged that beginning on an unknown date and time but as early as August, 2012, and continuing until the present, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant and others did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, to distribute 50 Grams of more of 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, 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 5 years or more than 40 years imprisonment, and/or up to a $5,000,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.