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Hugo Man Sentenced To 63 Months For Possession Of Explosive

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 KENNETH JAMES HEBERT, a/k/a Keno, age 51, of Hugo, Oklahoma was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment and 3 years Supervised Release for being a FELON IN POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVE, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 842(i)(1), 844(a)(1) and 2.  The jury trial began on Monday, September 21, 2015 and concluded on September 22, 2015 with the guilty verdict.

The defendant was convicted in September, 2015 by a federal jury.  The evidence at trial proved that in or about January 2014, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted in the District Court of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, an explosive, to-wit: ATLAS SF Electric Blasting Caps, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The verdict obtained was the result of an investigation by the Hugo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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 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 transportation to the federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016