Local man admits charges in federal court.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that John Snodgrass, 41, Shawnee, pled guilty to an information charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the McAlester Police Department, District 18 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, District 21 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in June 2013.

The Information alleges that on or about May 1, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years imprisonment, and/or up to a $1 million fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.