Monday, February 19, 2018

Sanders Sentenced to 65 Months

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee announced Friday that Kevin Wayne Sanders Jr., 29, of Sallisaw was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment, and six years supervised release for the distribution of oxycodone.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Sallisaw Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

U.S. Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The misuse of Oxycodone and other prescription pain medications is wreaking havoc on our communities. Those people that unlawfully distribute those drugs do so for their own profit without regard for the lives that will be devastated, and they must be stopped. The investigation and prosecution of the defendant has stopped him from further distribution and hopefully will deter others from getting involved in the drug trade business. The law enforcement agencies that contributed to this investigation should be commended for their efforts.”

U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States. 

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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