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Doraville, Georgia Man Sentenced To 72 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 Marcos Antonio Lopez, age 27, of Doraville, Georgia was sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years’ 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)(A). The charges arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on December 12, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

“The defendant set out on a mission to deliver a large quantity of methamphetamine from California to Georgia. He made it as far as Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, but thanks to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, neither the defendant nor the thousands of dosage units he was hauling arrived to the intended destination,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “This office values the strong relationships we have with local, state, federal and tribal agencies. As a result of those relationships and our joint efforts to disrupt drug trafficking organizations, we are able to maximize our impact in the Eastern District.”

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 Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Updated November 25, 2019

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