Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 72 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution And Firearm Possession Charges
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 William Wayne Anderson, a/k/a "Buffalo", age 40, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for 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); and for Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the District 27 Drug Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Indictment alleges that on November 9, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, William Wayne Anderson, knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
The Indictment also alleges that on November 9, 2018, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.
Additionally, the Indictment alleges that on February 17, 2019, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Each year hundreds of Oklahoman’s die as a result of methamphetamine overdose. People who sell methamphetamine are profiting from addiction which sometimes leads to death. They bear some responsibility for the tragic impact this drug has had on people, families, and communities. The defendant in this case is being held accountable for his role in a deadly business.”
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