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Wagoner Man Sentenced To 240 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

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 MAURICIO ORTIZ-VARGAS, a/k/a Mauricio Ortiz, a/k/a Mauricio Hernandez-Chavez, a/k/a Mauricio Hernandez, age 36, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 240 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Possess with intent to Distribute and Distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations – Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The defendant was indicted in June 2013 and pled guilty in March 2013.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about 2009 until on or about April 18, 2013, the defendant conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture.

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 federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015