Former Lighthorseman pleaded guilty of steroid chargesA former Creek Nation Lighthorseman finally pleaded guilty of drug possession charges with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

Sheldon J. Sperling, Eastern District of Oklahoma lawyer, said that Hamm purchased anabolic steroids initially for personal use but eventually re-distributed them between September 2005 and June 2008.

Jimmy Russell “Rusty” Hamm II,31, together with Dusty Lee Burns, 29 were accused of drug charges after an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  last month. Burns worked as former reserved deputy sheriff for McIntosh County.

According to Sheldon J. Sperling, Burns and Hamm faces conspiracy to possess anabolic steroids with intent to manufacture and distribute the substance.

The defendants previously pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Judge Kimberly E. West. They were temporarily released under the supervision of the US Probation Office.

Sperling said statutory range of punishment for drug possession with intent to distribute includes imprisonment of not more than five years and a fine of $250,000.

A similar case was also heard last month in the US District Court of Muskogee. Bobby Dewayne Brown, 38, was accused of possession and intent to sell anabolic steroids in or near schools or to persons below 21 years of age.