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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wetumka Man Sentenced To 108 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

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, was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment, followed by 4 years of 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)(B).

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 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 Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 16, 2016