The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Rodney Phillip Aird, age 50, of Seminole, Oklahoma pled guilty to Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, and up to a $5,000,000.00 fine or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 13, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Rodney Phillip Aird, did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Seminole Nation Tribal Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.