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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Detroit, Michigan Woman Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Cocaine, Heroin

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that ALEXANDRA ELAINE BURRIS, age 27, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by no more than 20 years imprisonment, and up to a$1,000,000.00 fine or both; and to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by no more than 20 years imprisonment, and up to a$1,000,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 11, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about August 11, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ALEXANDRA ELAINE BURRIS, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, 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 Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 18, 2017