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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Christopher J. Wilson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 12, 2024

Clayton Resident Sentenced to 20 Years for 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, was sentenced to 180 months for one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and 60 months on one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  The terms will be served consecutively.

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.

On May 31, 2023, Goforth pleaded guilty to the charges.  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 Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings.  Goforth was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.

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