MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

November 21, 2012

Man pleads guilty in meth case

A man arrested earlier this year in a large crystal methamphetamine bust pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.

Michael Salas, 24, of Morelia, Mexico, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma on Monday, according to a media release.  

The indictment against Salas alleged he possessed 500 grams or more of methamphetamine when he was arrested in August on Interstate 40 near Webbers Falls.

Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson said the drugs pulled from Salas’ vehicle were valued at about $1 million to $1.2 million. The release states authorities seized approximately 8.5 kilograms of pure methamphetamine in the bust.   

Deputy Jeff Gragg said the methamphetamines were found in several large suitcases in the back of the vehicle.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks