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Ada Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Ammunition Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Rhett Steven Ragland, age 23, of Ada, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. 

The Indictment alleged that on October 30, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, seven rounds of Giulio, Fiocchi and Lecco brand 9mm Luger caliber ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Federal statutes prohibiting felons from possessing firearms and ammunition give us the opportunity to assist local agencies in their ongoing efforts to combat violent crime. Combatting and reducing violent crime is a top priority of the Department of Justice. Working with local agencies as they serve and protect their communities is one way we carry out that priority.”
                                
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 Sarah McAmis represented the United States. 

Updated December 20, 2019

Topic
Firearms Offenses