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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 48 Months Probation For Obtaining Possession Of A Controlled Substance By Deception

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that ROBERT JAMES KOHNE, age 24, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 4 years of probation for Obtaining Possession of a Controlled Substance by Deception, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(a)(3).

The charge is 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 and pled guilty in October, 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 James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated April 2, 2015