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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 97 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Matthew Dylan Ernst, age 25, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release for Distribution Of 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 Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.                              

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Selling methamphetamine is a crime that has impacted every community in the United States. Drug dealers profit while the rest of society is left to pick up the pieces left by the destructive force of this insidious drug. Thanks to the DEA and its state, local, and tribal task force partners, a supply line has been broken in Eastern Oklahoma.”  

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 Kristin Harrington 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 26, 2018