McAlester woman sentenced for drug crime

McAlester woman sentenced for drug crime

MUSKOGEE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brittany Nicole Mekler, 31, of McAlester was sentenced to 87 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The charges arose from investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the McAlester Police Department. 

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On July 18, 2023, Mekler pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  According to investigators, on Aug. 27, 2022, Mekler was found in possession of 163.18 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and $3,774 cash. 

 Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings.  Mekler was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration. 

Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States.

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