Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:07

Gans Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession Featured

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that James Wesley Jacobs, 38, of Gans, pled guilty to Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine which is punishable by no more than 40 years’ imprisonment, and up to a $5,000,000.00 fine or both.


Jacobs also pled to guilty to Felon in possession of a firearm a crime punishable by not more than 10 years’ imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

 

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 30, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, 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 Indictment further alleged that on or about August 30, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the District 27 Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.