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June 19, 2013

Weleetka man indicted after McAlester police investigation

McALESTER — A Weleetka man was indicted recently on federal drug charges after a joint-agency investigation which included work done by the McAlester Police Department.

Chris Frederick Skadal, 44, is accused of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

“The charges arose from an investigation by the District 18 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, McAlester Police Department, Muskogee Police Department, Wagoner Police Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency,” according to a U.S Attorney’s Office press release.

If convicted, Skadal is facing up to life in federal prison and up to $20 million in fines.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson is prosecuting the case.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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