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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

Atoka Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that DAVID EDWARD AINSWORTH, age 53, of Atoka, Oklahoma, pled guilty to DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000.00 fine or both; and FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

On or about May 27, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DAVID EDWARD AINSWORTH, did knowingly and intentionally distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (Actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The indictment further alleged that on or about May 27, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DAVID EDWARD AINSWORTH, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, One (1) Savage Model 94 Series M, 20 gauge weapon made from a shotgun, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.   The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 25, 2016