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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Californian admits drug charge

  • Defendant could face up to 20 years in prison.
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  • The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that James Vincent Callen, 64, of Lakeside, Calif., pled guilty to an Information charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
     
    The charges are a result from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013.
    The Information alleged that on or about July 19, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
     
    The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 $1,000,000 fine.
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