News Release
November 1, 2007

Muskogee, Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine

NOV 1 -- MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that COREY HELTON, age 21, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B).

“Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. On May 4, 2007, HELTON had in his possession and intended to distribute 11.08 grams of methamphetamine. On October 30, 2007 a one-count felony information was filed charging HELTON with possessing and distributing methamphetamine,” 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 is in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.”

“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 for the Eastern District.”


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