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Stilwell man sentenced on federal drug, gun charges

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that a Stilwell man was sentenced to prison for federal drug and firearm crimes.


Tyre Lowery Ford, 34, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


Charges against Ford arose after a probe by the Stilwell Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


According to court documents, Stilwell police officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle Feb. 23, 2022. Ford tried exiting the vehicle and made movements behind his back. A 9mm handgun was found behind the driver’s seat, and approximately 100 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine was recovered from Ford. He pleaded guilty to the charges Nov. 10, 2022.


Honorable Judge John F. Heil III. presided over the hearing and Ford was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Gross prosecuted the case.

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