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Hartshorne Man Sentenced To 151 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 Paul Dean Cantrell, age 57, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 151 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 Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department, the District 18 Narcotics Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 28, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 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.  

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs are delivered to the streets of communities large and small by people who care nothing about the tragedy they are causing. Local agencies and law abiding residents feel the impact of the destruction. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement agencies appreciate the opportunity to help our local law enforcement partners in their ongoing work to serve and protect as we were able to do in this case.” 

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. First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States. 

Updated May 10, 2019

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