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

Monday, July 2, 2018

Memphis, Tennessee, Man Sentenced To 30 Months For 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 was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).  The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This office is fortunate to work with law enforcement agencies from local, state, tribal and federal jurisdictions that work very well together and understand that we serve best when we serve together. The defendant in this case is being held accountable for his violation of federal law because of the cooperative efforts of OHP and DEA.”

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 Christopher Wilson 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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