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McAlester Man Sentenced To 72 Months For Methamphetamine 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 Henry Bastardo, age 60, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine. The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 17, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly and intentionally distributed five grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This investigation by agents from the OHP and DEA prevented methamphetamine from being purchased and consumed by the defendant’s intended consumers, and allowed members of this office to successfully prosecute the defendant. I commend all that were involved in the investigation and prosecution.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated September 10, 2018

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