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McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin 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 Darron Ray Aldridge, age 41, of McAlester, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Distribution Of Heroin in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years.

The Information alleges that on or about December 16, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Darron Ray Aldridge, did knowingly and intentionally distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. As a part of its case, the Government presented evidence that the defendant distributed the heroin to A.B. and that A.B. died after ingesting the heroin.  

The charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.   

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 Sarah McAmis represented the United States. 

Updated December 20, 2019

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