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Spencer Man Sentenced To 262 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MAURICE ELON EDWARDS, age 28, of Spencer, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release 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.

The charge arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration - Drug Task Force. The defendant was indicted in January, 2013 and was found guilty in September, 2013 by a federal jury along with co-defendant, ANTHONY DEXTER WASHINGTON, II, a.k.a. Tony Washington, age 27, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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 hearing. The defendant will remain 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 Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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