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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sayre Man Sentenced To 188 Months For Drug Conspiracy

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that  BUDDY KENNY ROGERS, age 36, of Sayre, Oklahoma was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment, followed by four years supervised release, for DRUG CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B) and 841(b)(1)(C).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Tahlequah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The defendant was indicted in November, 2015 and pled guilty in February, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that that in or about June 2014 and continuing until on or about April 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, BUDDY KENNY ROGERS did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others, known and unknown to commit offenses against the United States to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Rogers was a California state inmate incarcerated within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  While incarcerated within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Rogers utilized a cellular telephone to contact others in California to coordinate the delivery of methamphetamine and heroin to others outside the prison system but within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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 the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 16, 2016