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Leon Man Pleads Guilty To 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 GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL, age 38, of Leon, Oklahoma, pled guilty to DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

A Criminal Complaint filed in October, 2015, alleged 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 defendant was Indicted on November 3, 2015.

The charge 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 will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

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

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.     

Updated February 4, 2016

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