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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that LUKE AUSTIN HOMER, age 35, of McAlester, Oklahoma, pled guilty to an Information charging him with POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE 5 GRAMS OR MORE OF METHAMPHETAMINE (Actual), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Information alleged that on or about March 5, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, LUKE AUSTIN HOMER, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 5 grams of more of methamphetamine (Actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea, and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Tim Hammer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 15, 2016