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

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 Michael Lewis Killin, age 46, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Possession Of Firearm In Furtherance Of a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and the FBI Safe Trails Task Force. 

The Superseding Indictment alleges that on or about November 7, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly possessed a Strum, Ruger, and Co., Model LC9, 9mm Luger caliber semi-automatic pistol, a firearm he used in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Guns are tools of the trade and violence a characteristic of drug trafficking organizations. A top priority of the Department of Justice is to work with state, local, and tribal agencies to reduce violent crime. Enforcing federal firearms statutes gives us the opportunity to partner with those agencies as they serve and protect their communities.” 
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States. 

Updated December 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses