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Tahlequah man sentenced for federal firearm offense, plus violating supervised release

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that a Tahlequah resident was sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing a firearm after he was previously convicted of a felony.

Lawrence Eugene Blue, 65, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm after a federal probation officer found him with a .22 caliber revolver and assorted ammunition on Dec. 1, 2022.

Charges arose from a probe by the by the U.S. Probation Office for Eastern District of Oklahoma and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Blue was on supervised release for one count of a federal drug conspiracy conviction. The sentence is to be served concurrently with an 18-month sentence for Blue violating supervised release.

The Honorable Judge Ronald A. White presided over the hearing. Blue was to be remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Gross prosecuted the case.


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