☷Oklahoma City Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( By Press Release office)
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Last Wednesday , MARKUS LANOR BRYANT , 56 , of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , was sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug - trafficking crime , announced U . S . Attorney Robert J . Troester . On April 8 , 2021 , a federal grand jury returned a five - count Indictment against Bryant . Count 1 charged Bryant with drug conspiracy , Count 2 charged him with possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute , Count 3 charged him with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug - trafficking crime , and Counts 4 and 5 charged him with being a felon in possession of firearms . On July 1 , 2021 , a Superseding Information charged Bryant with one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug - trafficking crime . On July 2 , 2021 , Bryant pleaded guilty to both counts of the Superseding Information . Public records reflect that Bryant was prohibited from possessing firearms due to his lengthy criminal history . These include convictions in Oklahoma County District Court case CF - 1990 - 473 for conspiracy to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance ( CDS ) ( cocaine ) , trafficking in illegal drugs ( cocaine ) , and possession of marijuana; Oklahoma County District Court case CF - 1990 - 742 for distribution of CDS ( cocaine ) , trafficking in illegal drugs ( cocaine ) , and maintaining a vehicle where CDS is kept; and Oklahoma County District Court case CF - 2001 - 4668 for possession of drug proceeds and distribution of CDS ( cocaine ) . Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms or ammunition . At the sentencing hearing last Wednesday , U . S . District Court Judge David Russell sentenced Bryant to serve 180 months in federal prison . In support of his sentence , Judge Russell cited , among other things , the serious nature of the offense and Bryant’s criminal history . Judge Russell ordered Bryant to serve ten years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment . Bryant has been in federal custody since his arrest on April 20 , 2021 . The remaining counts of the Indictment were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement . This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service , the Drug Enforcement Administration , and the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms , and Explosives . Assistant U . S . Attorneys Jason Harley and Danielle Connolly prosecuted the case .
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