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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Traffic Crime

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Michael Lewis Killin, age 46, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Possession Of Firearm In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment. 

The Superseding Indictment alleges that on or about November 7, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess a firearm, to wit: one (1) Strum, Ruger, and Co (Ruger), Model LC9, 9mm Luger caliber semi-automatic pistol, serial number 326-18055, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the District 25 District Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  

Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States. 

Firearms Offenses
Updated April 30, 2019