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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Memphis, Tennessee, Man Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Chad Scates Tidwell, age 32, of Memphis, Tennessee pled guilty to Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000.00 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about December 4, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

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