FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012
El Dorado, Arkansas - Joshua J. Lowe, age 31, of Camden, Arkansas was sentenced to 121 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 2009 agents with the FBI Task Force initiated an investigation that resulted multiple controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Lowe. Over the course of the investigation, it was determined that Lowe conspired with numerous individuals to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine in the south Arkansas area.
On July 15, 2011, Lowe entered a plea of guilty to count one of the Superseding 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, and the Camden Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.
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