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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that RALPH TYRONE CARUTHERS, age 49, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. The defendant was indicted in August, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 8, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, RALPH TYRONE CARUTHERS, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered a presentence report to be completed. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015