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Spiro Resident Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Methamphetamine

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 Presley Edward Lawson, age 49, of Spiro, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.

The Indictment, filed on June 14, 2023, charged Lawson with four counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine.

According to investigators, Lawson sold methamphetamine to a subject on four occasions between June and August 2022.  The total amount of methamphetamine distributed was just over 855 grams.

The charges arose from an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Sequoyah Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable D. Edward Snow, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Lawson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney James Seaman represented the United States.

Updated October 10, 2023

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