McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

June 7, 2013

McAlester man ordered to Drug Court in meth case

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A McAlester man was recently ordered to complete drug court in a methamphetamine case.

Michael D. Goforth, 37, pleaded guilty June 4 in Pittsburg County District Court to two drug-related felonies and one misdemeanor. He was ordered to complete District 18 Drug Court and fined $51,165 (with $49,500 suspended). A felony charge of making methamphetamine was dismissed.

Upon successful completion of drug court, Goforth will receive a 12-year suspended sentence. However, if drug court is not successfully completed, he will be sentenced to serve 12 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

According to court records, District 18 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force officers, along with McAlester police officers and Drug Enforcement Administration officers, executed a search warrant Sept. 12 at a home on East Creek Avenue in McAlester.

After searching the residence, officers allegedly found numerous items associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Goforth was arrested and charged along with Timothy Wayne Rose, 46, of Krebs.

Rose is due back in court July 25 at 11 a.m. He is facing felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a park or school and maintaining a place for keeping /selling controlled substances. He is also charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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