FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012
El Dorado, Arkansas - Shyquan Fair, age 38, of El Dorado, Arkansas was sentenced to 114 months imprisonment with no parole and 3 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute Hydrocodone, 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 2009 investigators received information that Fair was distributing large quantities of prescription pills illegally in the south Arkansas area. On March 19, 2010 Fair was arrested leaving a local pharmacy in possession of a large quantity of illegal prescription pills, including approximately 600 Hydrocodone pills. Further investigation revealed that over the course of the months preceding his arrest, Fair conspired with numerous individuals to distribute at least 40,000 Hydrocodone pills in and around the El Dorado, Arkansas area.
On September 12, 2011, Fair entered a plea of guilty to count one of the Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(E)(ii), all in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 846.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Union County Sheriff’s Department and the El Dorado Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.
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