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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 84 Months For Drug Conspiracy

Conviction Resulted From Operation "Home Of The Brave"

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that JACOB HORTON MASTERS JR, age 55, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for DRUG CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A).

The Superseding Indictment alleged that beginning in or about the end of 2013, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about January 27, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally conspire, confederate and agree with others to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charge arose from a joint investigation entitled “Home of the Brave”, 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 agencies involved in the investigation were the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the McAlester Police Department, the Tahlequah Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Districts 13, 18, 25 and 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Forces and Violent Crime Task Forces, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office, the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the McAlester and Tulsa Offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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 custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 3, 2017