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SHAWNEE, Okla. — The second defendant charged in a 2009 case involving 577 grams of methamphetamine being found in a vehicle near Dale has pleaded guilty to amended charges and been sentenced in his case.
Robert Lester Keitz, 29, Checotah, was initially charged with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs and a misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
During an appearance for felony disposition in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday, Keitz withdrew his former plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
He was sentenced to serve 10 years, suspended, except for the first year to be served in the county jail. Keitz will receive credit for jail time served since Oct. 14, 2011, court records show.
In addition, Keitz was ordered to comply with drug and alcohol assessments, pay court costs and serve 100 hours of community service.
Keitz is serving his sentence at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center.
The other defendant charged in this case had her case adjudicated in March and is currently incarcerated with the Department of Corrections.
Danette Lola McNeal, 46, pleaded guilty to the felony of aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs and the misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a 12-year prison sentence and was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine on the trafficking count.
This case involved the possession of more than one pound of methamphetamine on Aug. 19, 2009.
McNeal and Keitz were arrested by sheriff’s deputies after they apparently got their pickup stuck along Old Highway 270 near Dale.
In addition to the 577 grams of finished powder found in the vehicle, deputies also confiscated about 1.5 pounds of cut product, which would have been about 3.5 pounds of street methamphetamine when finished, reports show.

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