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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Visalia, California Man Sentenced To 151 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Aichu Saesee, age 30, of Visalia, California was sentenced to 151 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A). The charge arose from an investigation by the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 14, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, Aichu Saesee, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

“Methamphetamine has destroyed lives, families and communities across our country. Those that are in the business of selling it must be held responsible for their criminal activity. The defendant in this case will be unable to participate in that deadly business for the over 12 years that he is in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. He is being held accountable and communities are being protected,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “I applaud the efforts of the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office, and DEA. Their joint investigation allowed the dedicated members of this office to successfully prosecute this case.”

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 Kristin Harrington 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 29, 2018