The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Kevin Wayne Sanders Jr., 28, of Sallisaw pleaded guilty to distribution of Oxycodone.

The Title 21 violation is punishable by not more than 20 years in prison, and up to a $1 million fine, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about Jan. 14, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally distribute Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate, formulated for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.