Okemah Resident Sentenced For Assault, Firearm, And Drug Related Offenses In Indian Country And Escape From Federal Custody
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Anthony Michael Grant, age 35, of Porum, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A). The charges arose from an investigation by the Porum Police Department, the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Indictment alleges that on or about October 28, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Rural Oklahoma has seen so much devastation caused by methamphetamine. Overdose deaths caused by methamphetamine are on the rise and we must continue to diligently pursue drug dealers. Because of the joint efforts of the FBI and its Safe Trails Task Force agency partners, federal law enforcement resources were effectively used to make a positive impact in Eastern Oklahoma. Law enforcement works best when we work together.”
“The trafficking and use of methamphetamines have severely impacted communities across Oklahoma," said Special Agent in Charge Melissa Godbold of the FBI's Oklahoma City Field Office. “The FBI and our Safe Trails Task Force partners will continue to combat our state’s drug epidemic. “
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 Clay Compton represented the United States.