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Wister Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking

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 Michael Talon Barnes, age 27, of Wister, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years and up life imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 
The Indictment alleged that on or about the March 11, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma the defendant, Michael Talon Barnes, a/k/a Michael Tallon Barnes, did knowingly possess a firearm, that is, One (1) Jennings Firearms Inc., Mo. J22, .22 Caliber Semi-Auto Pistol, serial number 268516, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. 

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Updated August 31, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses