EL DORADO MAN SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM, USE OF A FIREARM DURING A FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME, AND POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTEE
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July 19, 2012
El Dorado, Arkansas - Jetavon Spivey, age 34, of El Dorado, Arkansas was sentenced to 210
months imprisonment and 8 years supervised release for possession of a stolen firearm, use of a
firearm during a federal drug trafficking crime, and possession with intent to distribute 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.
United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “This case indicates that we are aggressively
targeting illegal drug trafficking and firearms violations in South Arkansas and throughout the
Western District. We continue to work together with federal, state, and local law enforcement to
prosecute cases such as this and make our communities safer places to live.”
In August of 2010, FBI agents and El Dorado Police Department officers orchestrated a
controlled purchase of a firearm and hydrocodone pills from Spivey. A check on the firearm
revealed that it was stolen. During a separate investigation in September of 2011, law enforcement
officers executed a federal search warrant in El Dorado and found Spivey to be in possession of a
large amount of crack cocaine.
On December 9, 2011, Spivey entered a plea of guilty to one count of knowingly possessing
a stolen firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(j) and (24(a)(2), using and possessing a firearm in
the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A), and possession
with intent to distribute crack cocaine and aiding and abetting in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1)
and 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
The case was investigated by the El Dorado Police Department and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney David A. Harris prosecuted the case for the United
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