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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tahlequah Woman Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offense

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that MISTY DAWN BURTON, age 23, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma pled guilty to 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, punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. The defendants were indicted in September 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about March 19, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, MISTY DAWN BURTON did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which she may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Distribution of Oxycodone.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015