An investigation by local law enforcement agencies has led to a McAlester man’s federal conviction.
Jimmy Steve Tipton, 63, pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge in January in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee.
“Charges arose from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, Krebs Police Department, Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration,” according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice.
Tipton was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment to be followed by 60 months of supervised release.
According to the press release, Tipton conspired to possess and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Tipton will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal until he is transported to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his sentence.
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