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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

McCurtain Co Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Contraband In Prison

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nickey Lynn Anderson, age 36, of McCurtain County, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Possessing Contraband In Prison, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1791(a)(2), 1791(b)(3) and 1791(d)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both; and to Possessing Contraband In Prison (Misdemeanor), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1791(a)(2), 1791(b)(4) and 1791(d)(1)(F), punishable by not more than 1 year imprisonment, a fine up to $1000,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 16, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, an inmate of a prison as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 1791(d)(4), did knowingly possess a prohibited object, to-wit: a long piece of metal sharpened to a fine point on one end, with cloth wrapped around the opposite end to form a handle, designed and intended to be used as a weapon. 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about October 16, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, an inmate of a prison as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 1791(d)(4), did knowingly possess a prohibited object, to-wit: a cellular telephone. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Heatherman represented the United States. 

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Violent Crime
Updated March 22, 2019