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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 26, 2019

Roff Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Stephen-Dean Dollard Schmidt, age 27, of Roff, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 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)(B); and for Possession Of Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). The charges arose as a result from an investigation by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, the Ada Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 15, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The Indictment further alleged that on or about April 15, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, as alleged in the Indictment.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said.  “When drugs and guns are in the hands of a drug dealer, community safety is put in jeopardy. The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office, the Ada Police Department, the ATF, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office worked together to make a community safer. This is a great example of interagency teamwork having a positive impact for the people we serve.” 

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 Dean Burris represented the United States. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 30, 2019