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BENTONVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO OVER TEN YEARS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE



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April 4, 2013

 






Fayetteville, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Omar Perez, age 30 of Bentonville, Arkansas, was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison without the possibility of parole, three years of supervised release and a $20,000 fine for the distribution of methamphetamine. The Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren handed down the sentence in United States District Court in Fayetteville.


United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “Prosecuting Drug Trafficking Organizations in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the Western District that threaten our community is a top priority in this office. Our goal is to make Northwest Arkansas safe from the drug trade and related criminal activity.”


According to court records, on August 20, 2012, a confidential source with the Rogers Police Department contacted Perez to arrange a drug transaction. Perez sold nine grams of methamphetamine to the source for $850. Perez pleaded guilty to the distribution of methamphetamine on December 5, 2012.


This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Rogers Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Clay Fowlkes prosecuted the case for the United States.

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