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EL DORADO MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 9 YEARS FOR
DISTRIBUTING MORE THAN 5 GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE

 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2013

 






El Dorado, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christopher Bernard King, age 36, of El Dorado, Arkansas, was sentenced today on one count of distributing more than 5 grams of methamphetamine. King was sentenced to 110 months imprisonment with four years of supervised release. The sentencing took place before the Honorable Harry F. Barnes in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “We will continue to work with law enforcement to do all we can to identify drug-trafficking activity in our district and to prosecute individuals responsible for it in order to keep communities throughout the Western District of Arkansas safe from illegal activity and the threat of violence.”

According to court records, on November 7, 2011, King conducted the sale of over 13 grams of methamphetamine for $1,250 to a confidential informant.
This case was investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the El Dorado Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.

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