Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime

Sunday, 01 December 2019 10:33

Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime Featured

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MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Johnny Scott Sadler, age 48, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

The Indictment alleged that on February 23, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly possessed a Bushmaster Firearms Inc., Model BACR, Multi caliber semi-automatic rifle (.223 caliber barrel), a firearm, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States.

 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Firearms are tools of the trade for people involved in the business of drug dealing because violence is a characteristic of drug trafficking organizations. Every time we are able to investigate and prosecute a person who has used a weapon to further a drug trafficking crime, we have lessened the likelihood of violent crime in a community. That is one of DOJ’s top priorities.”

 

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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