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Oklahoma Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

BISMARCK -US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on June 27, 2016, Timothy Leroy Sumpter, 31, Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced before US District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on March 22, 2016. Judge Hovland also sentenced Sumpter to serve 5 years of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

In early 2014, law enforcement officials with the Southwest Narcotics Task Force in Dickinson, North Dakota, were investigating the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin in western North Dakota. On March 23, 2014, related to this investigation, a traffic stop was made near Bowman, North Dakota, and law enforcement officials seized approximately two pounds of methamphetamine and a half pound of heroin that had been transported from California. Three individuals in the vehicle were arrested, including Sumpter. The other occupants of the vehicle, Reyes and Traylor were both sentenced on June 2, 2016, where Reyes was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Traylor was sentenced to time served.

The case was investigated by the Southwest Narcotics Task Force, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant US Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.

Updated June 28, 2016

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