Dallas, Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession
Also Possession Of Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that CHAD ANTHONY COX, age 27, of Dallas, Texas, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a$250,000.00 fine or both; and to POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 60 months imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed.
The Indictment alleged that on or about October 6, 2016, 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, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The Indictment further alleged that on or about October 6, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Tribal Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and 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 plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.