MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Edward Shontel Beattie, age 47, of Los Angeles, California was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A). The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”).
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 5, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Methamphetamine kills. It is a deadly drug that reaches its victims by way of members of drug trafficking organizations who care only about their profits. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in partnership with the DEA, this defendant will not be sending drug proceeds to his bosses and the life-destroying poisonous product will not reach our communities.”
“This sentence sends a message to those who use Oklahoma highways to feed the drug addicted and line the pockets of criminal organizations,” said Eduardo A. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Division, which covers the State of Oklahoma. “The DEA and our steadfast Oklahoman law enforcement partners will identify, investigate, and prosecute those to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States.