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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hartshorne Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Darrell Smith, age 56, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 4 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)(B). The charge arose from an investigation by the Hartshorne Police Department, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the District 18 Drug Task Force.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 16, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Local law enforcement agencies and communities deal daily with the tragedy caused by methamphetamine, while dealers reap the financial benefits. The Hartshorne Police Department, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the District 18 DA Drug Task Force worked together to professionally and thoroughly investigate the defendant’s unlawful activities. As a result, the dedicated members of this office were able to successfully prosecute him and he is being held accountable.”

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 Christopher Wilson represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 17, 2018