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Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

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 DANIEL WAYNE MAULDIN, age 25, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma pled guilty on October 29, 2014, to Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).

Charges are a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and was coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led, and coordinated by, the Office of the United States Attorney. The defendant was indicted in July, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about January 2010, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing up to and including the date of the Indictment, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States by knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute and distributing a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Oxycodone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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 the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $1,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015