News Release
October 30, 2007

Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Crack Cocaine

OCT 30 – MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that SHAMARCUS POWDRILL, age 19, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Cocaine Base aka Crack Cocaine, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. Sections 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B).

“Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. On April 10, 2007, POWDRILL sold crack cocaine in a controlled setting. As a result of the controlled buy, a one count felony information was filed charging POWDRILL with possessing and distributing crack cocaine in excess of five grams,” stated U.S. Attorney Sperling.

“The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.”

“The statutory range of punishment is not less than five nor more than 40 years imprisonment and/or up to $2,000,000.00 in fines,” stated U.S. Attorney Sperling

“This prosecution is just one of over 90 arrest warrants issued in Operation Sixkiller,” reported U.S. Attorney Sperling. “The task force effort joined 22 local, county, state and federal prosecution and investigative agencies. District 25 Attorney Tom Giulioli and District 15 Attorney Larry Moore are leading the state prosecutions. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace is the primary federal prosecutor here.”

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