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Tahlequah Man Indicted For Possession Of Firearm And 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 Tahlequah, Oklahoma, resident Haskell Doak Willis, age 65, was Indicted for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both; and for Possession Of Methamphetamine (Misdemeanor), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 844(a), punishable by not more than 1 year imprisonment, and/or up to a minimum $1,000.00 fine. 

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 26, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about August 26, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The Tahlequah Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives each participated in the investigation that lead to the Indictment. Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represents the United States. 

The above named individual has been charged with a federal crime, or crimes, by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt.  A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court.  Federal prison sentences are non-parolable. 

Updated December 20, 2019

Firearms Offenses