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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Oklahoma City Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that DUSTIN RAY BAILEY, age 36, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years of imprisonment or more than Life, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 27, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Sentencing will be scheduled upon its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service, pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated September 23, 2016