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Wetumka Man Pleads Guilty To 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 today that RODNEY GENE BENNETT, age 25, of Wetumka, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 or more than 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000.00 or both.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Seminole Nation Tribal Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in December, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 5, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, RODNEY GENE BENNETT, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate 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 Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy G. E. Hammer represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016

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