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Spiro Man Sentenced To 168 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

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 today that WILLIAM LYNN BURROUGH, age 45, of Spiro, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 9, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, WILLIAM LYNN BURROUGH, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable James H. Payne, 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 Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated February 25, 2016

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