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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 29, 2019

Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that William Wayne Anderson, a/k/a "Buffalo", age 40, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), each count punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years and up to 30 years if the defendant has a prior conviction for a felony drug offense that has become final, up to a $1,000,000.00 fine, or both; and to Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, 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.

The Indictment alleges that on or about November 9, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, William Wayne Anderson, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Indictment further alleges that on or about November 9, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce. 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about February 17, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the District 27 Drug Task Force, 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 30, 2019