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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bella Vista Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Eliseo Alvarez Jr. age 28, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison, followed by  five years of supervised release. Alvarez Jr. was also ordered to pay a $1,900.00 fine on one count of Distribution of More than 50 grams of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in July 2017, during the course of an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Western District of Arkansas, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) identified Alvarez Jr. as a methamphetamine source of supply of methamphetamine. During the investigation, agents were able to purchase multiple ounces of methamphetamine from Alvarez Jr. utilizing a confidential informant.  The suspected methamphetamine purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Lab for testing. The results confirmed that the substance was in fact a mixture of substance that contained 169.7 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Alvarez Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2017 and pled guilty in February 2018.

This case was investigated by HSI and the DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney Brice White prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 6, 2018