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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Leon Man Sentenced To 40 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL, age 39, of Leon, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for 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 in November, 2015 and pled guilty in December, 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 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 remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 25, 2016