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Wagoner County Resident Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm Crime

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 Sammy Shade Allen, age 28, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

At the plea hearing, Allen admitted that on November 24, 2020, he knowingly possessed multiple firearms while also possessing heroin. He also admitted to possessing the heroin with the intent to distribute it in exchange for money, and that he possessed the firearms in order to protect both the drugs and drug proceeds.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Allen was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Bondura represented the United States.

Updated August 24, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses