You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JOSHUA RAY HIGGINS, age 27, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in December 2013 and pled guilty in February 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 15, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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 the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015