Thursday, October 15, 2020

Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 84 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

 MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Kenneth Roy Nester, age 26, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (“PSN”) effort in the Eastern District of Oklahoma to reduce violent crime. PSN is an initiative led and coordinated by the United States Attorney’s Office.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 30, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Reduction of violent crime is a Department of Justice priority. Project Safe Neighborhoods brings state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies together to combat violent crime. By working together we maximize our impact on the communities we serve.”

“At its core, Project Safe Neighborhoods is about identifying the most pressing violent crime problems in our communities,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Melissa Godbold.  “We hope this significant sentence demonstrates our commitment to the community that we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to push dangerous drugs off our streets.”

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. Special Assistant United States Attorney David Youll represented the United States. 

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