The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee announced last week that Carlos Daniel Chavez-Lozano, 27, of Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, and five years supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) in Sequoyah County, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The indictment alleged that on March 9, 2017, Chavez-Lozano possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
After his arrest by the OHP, Chavez-Lozano was charged March 14, 2017, in Sequoyah County District Court with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs, child neglect and unlawful possession of paraphernalia. He was later released on a $30,000 bond, but a warrant was issued Jan. 8 for failure to appear, according to court records. The case was then filed in U.S. Court.
U.S. Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “There are few communities across the country that have not felt the horrific impacts of methamphetamine. Without regard for the tragedy that will ensue, drug dealers deliver their poison for profit. In this case the agents from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration worked together and prevented thousands of dosage units of methamphetamine from being delivered, and members of this office were able to successfully prosecute the defendant.”
Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the U.S. District Court in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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