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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Christopher J. Wilson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Clayton Resident Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearms Crimes

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Troy Michael Goforth, age 49, of Clayton, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea on May 31, 2023, to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

On September 21, 2022, Goforth led officers on a high-speed pursuit, during which Goforth was observed tossing a green duffel bag out of the car before jumping out of the vehicle and fleeing on foot. Upon apprehending and arresting Goforth, officers discovered a loaded 9mm pistol tucked into Goforth’s waist band. During a subsequent search of the nearby ditch, officers recovered the green duffel bag which contained syringes, baggies, digital scales, and over 500 grams of methamphetamine.

The charges arose from a joint investigation by members of Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Gerald L. Jackson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. At the close of sentencing, Goforth was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.

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