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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vian Man Sentenced To 57 Months For Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Dustin Floyd Johnson, age 33, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charge arose from an investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 19, 2017 Johnson, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, possessed a firearm and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

“This joint investigation by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF is a great example of what can be accomplished when agencies from state, local, federal, and tribal jurisdictions work together with the common goal of protecting the public,” United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said. “As a result of their work, the dedicated members of this office were able to enforce the federal statute that prohibits felons from possessing firearms and as a result make the Eastern District a safe place to live and work.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Updated May 11, 2018