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Antlers Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm 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 TROY LYNN HUGHES, age 54, of Antlers, Oklahoma, pled guilty to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(l).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the District 17 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in November, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 13, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 more than 10 years imprisonment, and/or up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015