News Release
February 1, 2008
Contact: Terri K. Wyatt
Special Agent/PIO
Number: 214-366-6900

Operation Sixkiller Returns Another Hefty
Sentence For Muskogee, OK, Man

FEB 01 -- MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - Sheldon J. Sperling, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that COREY HELTON, age 21, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced for 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).

“HELTON was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment, 48 months supervised release, and ordered to pay a Special Assessment of $100.00,” stated U.S. Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling.

“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 Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over today’s sentencing. Judge White ordered the defendant to remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal to begin serving his sentence.   Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the government.”

“This prosecution is just one of over 90 arrest warrants issued in Operation Sixkiller,” reported U.S. Attorney Sperling. “I am very gratified by this remarkable team effort.”

“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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