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Sallisaw Man Sentenced To 168 Months For Drug Conspiracy, Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that DUSTY ALLEN DRYWATER, age 34, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for DRUG CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(B); and for FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) & 2.

The Superseding Indictment alleged that beginning in or about June 2015, until on or about January 27, 2016, the Defendant conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Superseding Indictment further alleged that on or about November 25, 2015, while within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant possessed one Glock Model 23 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was manufactured outside the state of Oklahoma. At the time the Defendant possessed the firearm, he had a previous felony conviction.

The charges arose from a joint investigation entitled “Home of the Brave”, coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led and coordinated by the Office of the United States Attorney. The agencies involved in the investigation were the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the McAlester Police Department, the Tahlequah Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Districts 13, 18, 25 and 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Forces and Violent Crime Task Forces, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office, the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the McAlester and Tulsa Offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated May 11, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime