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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Muskogee Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Firearm Possession in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JAMES DEWAYNE MARSHALL, 23, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A).

The charges arose from an investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, The Ardmore Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The defendant was indicted in August, 2014 and pled guilty in September, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 5, 2014 within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, JAMES DEWAYNE MARSHALL, did knowingly possess a firearm, to wit: One Ruger, model P95, 9mm caliber pistol, bearing serial number: 318-87182, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015