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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Amity Woman Sentenced To Over 7 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Hot Springs, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Leslie Fryar, age 42, of Amity, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 87 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court records, during October 2016, investigators with the 18th East Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police (ASP), and Department of Homeland Security began investigating  Fryar, for the distribution of methamphetamine within Garland County, Arkansas. During March 2017, Arkansas State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Fryar. Fryar consented to a search of her vehicle and law enforcement found a plastic bag in the glove compartment which contained approximately 115.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Fryar was subsequently arrested. The suspected methamphetamine was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis, and it was determined to be 109.94 grams of actual methamphetamine.

 

Fryar was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2017 and entered a guilty plea in November 2017.

This case was investigated by the 18th East Judicial Drug Task Force, the Arkansas State Police, and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 27, 2018