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Illegal Possession of Firearm and Meth Lands Norman Man in Federal Prison for 25 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – DUSTIN LANCE POWELL, 48, of Norman, has been sentenced to serve 300 months in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm after a previous felony conviction and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On May 3, 2023, a federal grand jury returned a four-count Indictment against Powell, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. According to public record, in March 2023, Powell was found to be possessing several firearms, as well as over 500 grams of methamphetamine and over 40 grams of fentanyl.

On November 28, 2023, Powell pleaded guilty and admitted to illegally possessing a firearm after his previous felony convictions and illegally possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the substance.

On June 28, 2024, U.S. District Judge Patrick R. Wyrick sentenced Powell to serve 300 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. In announcing the sentence, Judge Wyrick noted his possession of ten firearms in this case, including a Heavy Counter Assault Rifle, as well as the extent and nature of Powell’s criminal history.

Public record further reflects that Powell has several previous felony convictions, including attempting to elude a police officer in Grady County District Court case number CF-2004-41, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of paraphernalia in Cleveland County District Court case number CF-200-338, and malicious injury to property in Cleveland County District Court case number CF-2007-955.

This case is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Norman Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Gridley prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated July 2, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses