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McAlester Resident Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Fentanyl

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 Garrett Jeffery Freeman, a/k/a Gee, age 27, of McAlester, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 154 months in prison for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

The charges arose from investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

On May 9, 2023, Freeman pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.  On October 12, 2021, DEA Agents and DEA Task Force Officers serving an arrest warrant located Freeman at a McAlester hotel.  Freeman attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and arrested.  Agents discovered Freeman in possession of multiple firearms, magazines of ammunition, digital scales, and baggies of pills containing over 35 grams of fentanyl.

“The excellent work of DEA agents and task force officers resulted in a drug dealer being arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced to more than 10 years in prison,” said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson.  “The sentence imposed should send a clear message to the defendant and others tempted to sell illegal drugs that you will be held accountable for the misery your crimes inflict on our communities.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Freeman will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Howanitz represented the United States at sentencing.

Updated June 1, 2023

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Drug Trafficking
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