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Leon Man Arraigned On Charges Of Illegal Distribution Of A Controlled Substance

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt.  A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court.  Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.


MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL, age 38, of Leon, Oklahoma was arraigned in federal court today on charges of Illegal Distribution of a Controlled Substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

The Criminal Complaint alleges that on or about May 29, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL did knowingly and intentionally commit the crime of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Ardmore Police Department, Carter County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

The statutory range of punishment is not less than up to 20 years imprisonment, up to $1,000,000.00 fine or both.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016

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