Eufaula Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JAMES DEWAYNE MARSHALL, age 33, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).
Charges arose from an investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, the Ardmore Police Department, the United States Marshal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in August, 2014.
The Indictment alleged that on or about February 5, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, JAMES DEWAYNE MARSHALL, did knowingly possess a Ruger, model P95, 9mm caliber pistol, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.
The Honorable Stephen P. Shreder, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is not less than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.