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

Friday, January 26, 2018

McAlester Man Sentenced To 96 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Michael Keith Beall, age 62, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, and 3 years supervised release, for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 17, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Bureau Narcotics, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “As we all know, methamphetamine is destructive to individuals, families, and communities. Those that sell it do so without regard for the devastating effects that it will have. This joint effort by the Pittsburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol prevented hundreds of doses of methamphetamine from entering the community. Their thorough and professional investigation allowed this office to prosecute Beall which has stopped his drug distribution.” 

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 Dean Burris 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.

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