Ardmore Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that NIKEA PAUL LEE, age 38, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).
The charge arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police, the Ardmore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The defendant was indicted in June 2014.
The Indictment alleged that on or about February 6, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute over five (5) grams or more of actual Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 statutory range of punishment is not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment and/or up to a $5,000,000.00 fine. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.