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Spiro Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy (Methamphetamine Distribution)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that DONNA JEAN SCHAFER, age 53, of Spiro, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846 and 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the District 16 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in March 2014.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about the beginning of 2011, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about December 31, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, DONNA JEAN SCHAFER, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States, to wit: to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or 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 and ordered the completion of a presentence and investigation report. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not less than 10 years imprisonment or more than life, and/or up to a $10,000,000 fine and mandatory supervised release of at least 5 years.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

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