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Arkansas Man Sentenced To Over 9 Years In Federal Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Issac Johnson, age 25, of Royal, Arkansas was sentenced today to 110 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy 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, In February of 2016, law enforcement officers arranged and conducted a controlled delivery of methamphetamine between an undercover officer and Johnson in the Western District of Arkansas.  After the controlled delivery, Johnson was arrested and taken into custody. During the search of his person, officers located a .380 caliber pistol. The substance delivered was sent to the Arkansas State Crime lab where it tested positive for methamphetamine, with an actual weight of 178 grams.

Johnson was indicted in October 2016 and pleaded guilty in November 2017.

This case was investigated by the Arkansas State Police and the Hot Springs Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted this case for the United States.


Updated June 28, 2018

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