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McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

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 KELLY RAY POTTER JR, age 41, of McAlester, Oklahoma pled guilty to DRUG CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.               

The Superseding Indictment alleged that beginning in or about July 2016 and continuing until on or about November 29, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, KELLY RAY POTTER JR., did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual).

The charges arose from a joint investigation entitled “Golden Pony” coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma.  OCDETF is an initiative led and coordinated by the Office of the United States Attorney.  The agencies involved in the investigation were the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. 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 investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Updated November 9, 2017

Drug Trafficking