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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Houlka, MS, Woman Sentenced to 21 Months for Failure to Report and Concealment of Methamphetamine

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that DEJA MONET PHILLIPS, age 18, of Houlka, Mississippi, sentenced to 21 months imprisonment, followed by 1 year of supervised release for Misprison of a Felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 6.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Information alleged that on or about March 6, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant assisted another individual in concealing a large quantity of methamphetamine and failed to report it to law enforcement when the opportunity arose.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remaining in custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which time she will serve her nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015