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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stuart Man Sentenced To 57 Months For Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Farris Dwayne Griffin, age 42, of Stuart, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment, and 3 years supervised release for Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about September 3, 2017 to on or about September 5, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Farris Dwayne Griffin, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “This office is committed to working with our federal, state, local and tribal partners to protect the public from violent offenders. Enforcement of the federal laws that prohibit convicted felons from possessing firearms is one way that we are able to protect the public. I commend the diligent and cooperative work of the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and members of the United States Attorney’s Office, for their work on this case and their commitment to public safety.”

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 Christopher Wilson 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.

Updated April 25, 2018