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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Seminole Man Sentenced To 77 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Rodney Phillip Aird, age 50, of Seminole, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 77 months imprisonment, and 4 years 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). The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Nation Tribal Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 13, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Rodney Phillip Aird, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “No one can deny the horrendous impact that methamphetamine has had on our communities. Those people who distribute it must be stopped and held accountable for their unlawful actions. I commend the members of the Seminole Nation Tribal Police, DEA and United States Attorney’s Office for their diligent work and cooperative efforts to combat the sale of dangerous drugs.”

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 John David Luton represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2018