Harwood Pleds Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA (MAR 25) - United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling announced that on March 25, 2005, TODD ARMON HARWOOD, age 29, of Lewisville, Texas, entered a plea of guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, at Muskogee, to a seven count felony Indictment.
HARWOOD was charged with Possession and Distribution of Listed Chemicals, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Bribery of a Witness, and Tampering with a Witness.
HARWOOD was originally charged in a five count Indictment with the drug and gun charges which were a result of a traffic stop in Choctaw County at the junction of state highways 271 and 109. The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office had information at the time of the traffic stop that HARWOOD had been distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Hugo area. A Hugo Police Department K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics at the time of the traffic stop. Following a search of the vehicle, deputies located a large quantity of psuedoephrine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and a pistol.
Following an investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, HARWOOD was later charged with two additional counts, Bribery and Witness Tampering. The investigation revealed an offer by HARWOOD to pay a witness between $1,000.00 and $1,500.00 for false testimony in his case.
Sentencing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation. HARWOOD faces a possible term of imprisonment of up to Life, a term of supervised release of up to Life, and a fines totaling $3,500,000.00.