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News Release
September 23, 2004
CONTACT: D. Michael Littlefield, Assistant U.S. Attorney

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - United States Attorney Sheldon J. (Shelly) Sperling announced today that EDUARDO ARCIGA-BUSTAMANTE, age 21, of Mexico, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, at Muskogee, by U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White.

ARCIGA-BUSTAMANTE had earlier pled guilty to the charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting. He was sentenced to a term of 135 months in the Bureau of Prisons, 60 months supervised released, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee. In addition, ARCIGA-BUSTAMANTE will be detained by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his release from incarceration for possible deportation.

D. Michael Littlefield, the Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case, stated, “The charges resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The methamphetamine was discovered in the defendants’ vehicle by Trooper Cody Hyde of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 40 in McIntosh County. The methamphetamine weighed 1,327 grams and was 83% pure. Also in the gas tank was an equivalent amount of a cutting agent. The combination of the cutting agent with the methamphetamine would have doubled the methamphetamine, resulting in between 5 and 6 pounds of methamphetamine for distribution.


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