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

Friday, March 14, 2014

Muskogee Woman Sentenced To 70 Months For Drug Conspiracy

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that LINDA JEAN FARIES, age 31, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013 and pled guilty in July, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about November 2012, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about April 12, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable James H. Payne, 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 prison at which she will serve her nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015