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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vian Man Sentenced to 51 Months for Maintaining Drug Involved Premises

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that CLIFFORD PERKINS JR., age 43, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment for Maintaining Drug Involved Premises, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 856.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013 and pled guilty in March, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about August 1, 2012 until Indicted, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally maintain a place at 307 Dennis Street, Vian, Oklahoma, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, for the purpose of distributing, manufacturing and using methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable James H. Payne, 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 federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015