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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sallisaw Man Sentenced To 65 Months For Oxycodone Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kevin Wayne Sanders Jr., age 29, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment and 6 years supervised release for Distribution Of Oxycodone, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The Indictment alleged that on or about January 14, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally distribute Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Sallisaw Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The misuse of Oxycodone and other prescription pain medications is wreaking havoc on our communities. Those people that unlawfully distribute those drugs do so for their own profit without regard for the lives that will be devastated, and they must be stopped. The investigation and prosecution of the defendant has stopped him from further distribution and hopefully will deter others from getting involved in the drug trade business. The law enforcement agencies that contributed to this investigation should be commended for their efforts.” 
                                
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 Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated February 20, 2018