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September 12, 2011


El Dorado, Arkansas - James Christopher Bailey, age 41, of Crossett, Arkansas was sentenced today to 262 months imprisonment with no parole and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine”, announced Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Judge Harry F. Barnes imposed the sentence in U.S. District Court in El Dorado, Arkansas.

In September and October of 2010 agents with the FBI Task Force initiated an investigation that resulted in the seizure of over 240 grams of crack cocaine from Bailey. It was determined through further investigation that Bailey conspired with numerous individuals to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine in the south Arkansas area.

On February 15, 2011, Bailey entered a plea of guilty to count one of the Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine” a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(iii), all in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 846.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arkansas State Police, and the Crossett Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.

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