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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Park Hill Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that JEFFREY SCOTT HOFFMAN, age 46, of Park Hill, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by no more than 20 years imprisonment, and up to a$1,000,000.00 fine or both; and to POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM (SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841, 5845(a) and 5871, punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a$250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 5, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about November 5, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess a shotgun having a barrel less than 18 inches in length, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Hulbert Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated January 18, 2017