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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

El Paso, Texas, Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Cocaine Distribution

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ELADIO ARGUELLES, age 26, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release for an Information charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Savanna Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Information filed on July 24, 2014 alleged that on or about April 5, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute five (5) kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015