Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Drywater Sentenced

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee announced that Dusty Allen Drywater, age 34, of Sallisaw was recently sentenced to 168 months imprisonment, and five years of supervised release for drug conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleged that beginning about June 2015 until about Jan. 27, 2016, the defendant conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture, a controlled substance.

The indictment further alleged that on or about Nov. 25, 2015, the defendant possessed one Glock Model 23 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was manufactured outside the state of Oklahoma. At the time the defendant possessed the firearm, he had a previous felony conviction.

The charges arose from a joint investigation entitled “Home of the Brave,” 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 U.S. Attorney. The agencies involved in the investigation were the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the McAlester Police Department, the Tahlequah Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, Districts 13, 18, 25 and 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Forces and Violent Crime Task Forces, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office, the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the McAlester and Tulsa Offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

District Judge Ronald A. White presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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