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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tahlequah Woman Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that MISTY DAWN BURTON, age 23, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for 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.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.  The defendant was indicted in September, 2014 and pled guilty in November, 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 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 the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated facility at which she will serve her nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated April 16, 2015