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Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

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 MATTHEW DYLAN ERNST, age 24, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine or both.               

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 4, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, MATTHEW DYLAN ERNST, did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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 Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Updated September 22, 2017

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