Poteau man sentenced for distribution

Poteau man sentenced 

MUSKOGEE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Matthew Carl Cripps, 43, of Poteau was sentenced to 240 months in prison for one count of distribution of methamphetamine.

The charges arose from investigations by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

On March 13, 2023, Cripps pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.  According to investigators, Cripps sold 24 grams of methamphetamine Nov. 15, 2021, and was responsible for distribution of over 50 kilograms of methamphetamine in the eastern district of Oklahoma between November 2021 and February 2022.

Ronald A. White, chief judge in the United States District Court for the eastern district of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings.  Cripps was remanded into 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 Joshua Satter represented the United States.

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