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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tahlaquah Man Pleads Guilty To Providing Contraband In Prison

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that NATHAN LEON STANLEY BENALLY-SAM, age 21, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to PROVIDING CONTRABAND IN PRISON, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1791(a)(1).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshal Service.  The defendant was indicted in June, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 5, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, NATHAN LEON STANLEY BENALLY-SAM, did knowingly and intentionally attempt to provide marijuana, to an inmate in a prison.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered a presentence report to be completed.  The defendant will remain on bond pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated July 24, 2015