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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

McAlester Man Sentenced To 96 Months For Distribution Of Fentanyl

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that ZACHERY SCOTT KERNS, age 30, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for DISTRIBUTION OF FENTANYL, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).

The Information alleged that on or about December 4, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the District 18 Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy Hammer and Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 25, 2017