FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2011
El Dorado, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that Chris E. Cook, age 19, of Crossett, Arkansas was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment with no parole and five years supervised release. Cook was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing crack cocaine. Judge Harry F. Barnes imposed the sentence in United States District Court in El Dorado, Arkansas.
After receiving information that ounce quantities of crack cocaine were being distributed in the Western District of Arkansas beginning in the spring of 2009, investigators with the Federal Bureau Investigation, Arkansas State Police and Ashley County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation. As part of their investigation, law enforcement agents were able to purchase more than 50 grams of crack cocaine as part of this conspiracy. On October 29, 2010, Cook entered a plea of guilty to count one of the Indictment charging him with knowingly and intentionally, conspiring, with others to distribute “crack cocaine.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arkansas State Police, Crossett Police Department and Ashley County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.
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