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Muskogee Resident Sentenced For Federal Drug Crime

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 Steven Eugene Estes, age 34, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On October 27, 2022, Estes pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  At the plea hearing, Estes admitted that he possessed five grams or more of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute to others within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, sitting by appointment, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.  Estes will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility where he will serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Pahl represented the United States.

Updated November 9, 2023

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