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Sequoyah County Resident Sentenced For Federal Drug Crime

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 Gene Douglas Fleet, age 53, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the District 25 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department.

On April 26, 2022, Fleet pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.   On June 23, 2021, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on the I-40 corridor near Checotah after observing Fleet's truck exceeding 75 miles per hour and drifting off the road.  A search of the cab revealed a single package of more than 200 grams of pure methamphetamine.  At the plea hearing April 26, 2022, Fleet admitted to possessing the methamphetamine in order to distribute it.

The Honorable John F. Heil, III, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing in Muskogee.  Fleet will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration

Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States.

Updated September 25, 2023

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