MUSKOGEE – Jerry Eugene Teafatiller, 39, and Doyle Lee Lafavor, 52, both of Checotah, Oklahoma, entered guilty pleas to federal drug offenses, according to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Teafatiller pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, which carries a potential prison term of 5 to 40 years.
Lafavor pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, which carries a potential prison term of 10 years to life.
The Superseding Indictment alleged that on or about April 17, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Teafatiller possessed with the intent to distribute at least 5 grams of methamphetamine. The Indictment further alleged that Lafavor possessed with the intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine.
According to investigators, Teafatiller and Lafavor obtained packages through the U.S. Mail containing methamphetamine, which they intended to distribute to others.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the McIntosh County Sheriff ’s Department and the District 25 District Attorney’s Office Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
The Honorable Gerald L. Jackson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the pleas and ordered the completion of presentence investigation reports. Both defendants were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending their sentencing hearings.
Assistant United States Attorney Erin Cornell represented the United States.