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Las Vegas, Nevada Man Sentenced To 63 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 Carlos Francisco Lainez, age 34, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 63 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)(A). The charges arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on February 3, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 500 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, “The defendant was playing a key role in a drug trafficking organization – delivery. Fortunately the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s office stopped him before he reached his intended destination. As a result, thousands of dosage units of methamphetamine did not enter into the cities, towns, and communities they were intended for, and the defendant is being held accountable for participating in a business – drug dealing – that has taken many lives.”
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 Jarrod Leaman represented the United States. 

Updated December 20, 2019

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