MUSKOGEE – Brittany Nicole Mekler, 31, of McAlester, entered a guilty plea to an Indictment of one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine., according to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 27, 2022, Mekler possessed at least 50 grams of pure methamphetamine with the intent to distribute to others.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the McAlester Police Department.
According to investigators’ reports, while conducting an investigation into an unrelated crime, law enforcement officers located Mekler inside a shed with approximately 163 grams of methamphetamine. Mekler also had over $3,700 in cash in her purse.
The Honorable Gerald L. Jackson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. Mekler will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States.