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Dallas, Texas Man Sentenced To 150 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

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 Jacob Thomas Decker, age 28, of Dallas, Texas was sentenced to 150 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The charges arose from an investigation by the Durant Police Department, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the District 22 District Attorneys Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Indictment alleged that on January 16, 2019 the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The investigation began on January 16, 2019 in Durant when the defendant led officers on a vehicle pursuit with speeds reaching in excess of 130 miles per hour before the Durant Police Department terminated the pursuit. Later the same night the defendant led an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on another high-speed chase beginning near Roff, Oklahoma, and ending near Ada. During the second pursuit, the defendant discarded a package later confirmed to contain methamphetamine. The car driven by the defendant, which had been stolen from the Dallas area, contained a large quantity of U.S. currency. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “We are all aware of the danger and tragedy methamphetamine has inflicted upon communities throughout the United States. The drug brings horrific consequences to users, their families, and society. The drug itself is not the sole source of the danger related to methamphetamine. Drug dealers will go to great lengths to protect their product, profit, and freedom. Sometimes that involves violence and death, or, as in this case, putting untold numbers of people at risk avoiding apprehension.”
                
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 Rob Wallace represented the United States at the sentencing hearing. 

Updated June 24, 2020

Topic
Drug Trafficking