Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution And Firearms Possession In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking | USAO-EDOK


MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brent Allen Haire, age 42, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, a fine up to $5,000,000.00, or both; to Possession Of Firearms In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), punishable by not less than 5 years to run consecutive to any other term of imprisonment imposed, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both; and to Felon In Possession Of Firearms, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 24, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The Indictment further alleged that on or about February 24, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess firearms in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine as alleged in Count One.  

The Indictment further alleged that on or about February 24, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Nalani Ching represented the United States at the change of plea hearing.



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