Tahlequah Daily Press

July 3, 2013

Local man gets 14 years on drug charges


TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Tuesday for conspiracy and drug charges.

Marion Ladon Antwine, 33, was indicted in April 2011 and pleaded guilty in 2012.

He was charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and distribution of controlled substances.

Prosecutors alleged Antwine conspired with others to distribute and possess crack cocaine in Tahlequah.

Charges were a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, District 27 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Tahlequah Police Department, and Muskogee Police Department.

Antwine was also given five years of supervised release to follow his prison sentence.

He will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service until he is transported to the designated federal prison where he will serve his sentence with no chance at parole.