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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Manteca CA Man Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that ROBERT EDWARD LEE, age 41, of Manteca, California, pled guilty to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(D) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 20, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.  Co-defendant NICOLAS TRINIDAD CARMONA, age 29, of Martinez, CA pled guilty May 22, 2015 to the same charge.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection Aviation Enforcement Agency and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled after its completion.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated June 2, 2015