Thursday, August 25, 2016

Muldrow Man Sentenced in U.S. Court

A Muldrow man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Muskogee on drug charges and for possession of a firearm.

Edward Robert Saldana II, 30, was sentenced to 46 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone.

Saldana was also sentenced to 60 months for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The sentences were ordered to run consecutive for a total of 106 months. The court also imposed a term of three years of supervised release.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in February and pled guilty in March.

The Indictment alleged that on or about Dec. 10 the defendant possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of oxycodone. 

It further alleged that on the same date, the defendant, having been previously convicted of a crime, possessed a firearm and did so in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

District Judge Ronald A. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending transportation to a federal prison where he will serve his non-paroleable sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States in the case.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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