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Okemah Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Ammunition Possession

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 John Frazier Fish, age 38, of Okemah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 19, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, five rounds of Federal Brand .22 caliber ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

“The investigation that lead to this indictment began with a Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse patrol officer responding to a domestic disturbance involving weapons. Fortunately no one was injured, but the officer discovered the defendant, who has previous felony convictions, unlawfully possessed ammunition,” United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said. “This office and our federal law enforcement partners are committed to working with tribal law enforcement agencies in their ongoing efforts to serve and protect in Indian Country.”
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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated August 21, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice