Ardmore Man Arraigned For Methamphetamine Distribution
“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that NIKEA PAUL LEE, 38, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was arraigned in federal court today on charges of POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).
The Indictment alleges 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 charge arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings. The Defendant was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal Service.
The statutory range of punishment for LEE is not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment and/or up to $5,000,000.00 in fines.
Assistant United States Attorney Kyle E. Waters represented the United States.