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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pocola Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Duane Ray Bryant, age 31, of Pocola, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, consecutive to state time he is currently serving, and 3 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C). The charge arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Duane Ray Bryant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Methamphetamine ruins lives, families, and communities. Those that deal drugs do so for their profit without regard to the destruction it causes. The defendant’s business has been shut down due to the efforts of the Sallisaw Police Department and the DEA, as well as law enforcement agencies in Arkansas, who investigated his criminal activity in that state. We commend those agencies for their work.”

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 John David Luton represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 1, 2018