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Vian Man Pleads Guilty To Maintaining Drug Involved Premises For Manufacture, Distribution And Use Of Methamphetamine

March 14, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that CLIFFORD PERKINS JR., age 43, of Vian, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Maintaining Drug Involved Premises, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 856.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that during the period of on or about August 1, 2012 to on or about present date, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally maintain a place at 307 Dennis St., Vian, Oklahoma, for the purpose of distributing, manufacturing and using 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, 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 not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $500,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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