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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that NICHOLAS SCOTT AVERY, a/k/a Nicholas Scott, age 24, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A) and 2.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.  The defendant was indicted in September, 2014 and pled guilty in November, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 19, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, NICHOLAS SCOTT A VERY, a/k/a Nicholas Scott, did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Distribution of Oxycodone.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Updated May 15, 2015