Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gans Man Sentenced

A Gans man was sentenced in U.S. Federal Court in Muskogee recently on a drug charge.

James Wesley Jacobs, 38, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The Indictment alleged that on or about Aug. 30, Jacobs possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about Aug. 30, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, possessed firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the District 27 Drug Task Force, and 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 Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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