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Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

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 DEREK ALLEN CLELL HORNEY, age 30, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(viii), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 14, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of Methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated July 27, 2015