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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 31, 2014

Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance by Deception

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that ROBERT JAMES KOHNE, age 24, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma pled guilty on October 29, 2014, to Obtaining Possession of a Controlled Substance by Deception, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(a)(3).

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 Information alleged that on or about March 21, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally obtained possession of Oxycodone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, by deception, by providing a Walmart pharmacy clerk with a false prescription for Oxycodone.

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 4 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015