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Tahlequah Woman Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Use Of Communication Facility

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 Jasmine Lea Meikle, age 38, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Unlawful Use Of A Communication Facility in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(b), punishable by not more than 4 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.  

The Information alleges that on or about September 24, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally use any communication facility, a cellular telephone, in facilitating the commission of any act or acts constituting a felony under Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), that is Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.    

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States. 

Updated August 13, 2019

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