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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ada Man Sentenced To 188 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Scot Edwin Anderson, age 61, of Ada, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The charges arose from an investigation by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, the District 22 Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 31, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Methamphetamine destroys lives and communities, and Meth dealers deliver that destruction. This joint investigation and the resulting prosecution is part of our ongoing efforts to work with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime and disrupt drug distribution networks. Open lines of communications and cooperation among agencies leads to successful outcomes for the communities that we serve together.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated February 19, 2019