According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Kelly Ray Potter Jr., of McAlester, Oklahoma pled guilty to Drug Conspiracy a crime punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to life imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine.
The Superseding Indictment alleged that beginning in or about July 2016 and continuing until on or about November 29, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, Potter., did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual).
The charges arose from a joint investigation entitled “Golden Pony” coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led and coordinated by the Office of the United States Attorney. The agencies involved in the investigation were the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 Timothy Hammer represented the United States.