MUSKOGEE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Duane Allyn Bundy, age 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A). The charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Oklahoma District 18 Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Superseding Indictment alleged that on or about January 30, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

This investigation began on January 30, 2019 when a McAlester police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The defendant refused to stop, fleeing in his car and then running on foot, discarding his jacket as he ran. He was apprehended a short time later and his jacket was found to have methamphetamine in its pockets. He was arrested and indicted in federal court on February 13, 2019.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Methamphetamine has caused the death of countless lives in Oklahoma and across the country. People who choose to play a role in the trafficking of this deadly drug are profiting from addiction, destruction, and death. This investigation and prosecution gave us the opportunity to work with several agencies from different jurisdictions. Together we are able to maximize our efforts to combat drug trafficking and the violent crime that accompanies it.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan represented the United States.

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