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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Bentonville Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Matthew Woodrome, age 36, of Bentonville, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday to 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for one count of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in July of 2018, detectives with the Rogers Police Department received information that Woodrome was in possession of heroin and that he could be located at a hotel in Bentonville Arkansas.  Officers conducting surveillance at the hotel knew Woodrome was on probation and that he had a search wavier on file. Officers observed Woodrome arrive at the hotel and exit his vehicle.  Officers made contact with Woodrome and searched his person. The search resulted in officers locating four baggies that contained heroin.  The heroin possessed by Woodrome was sent to the DEA Laboratory for testing.  The lab determined the substance to be 5.38 grams of heroin.

Woodrome was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018, and entered a guilty plea in November 2018.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney’s Kimberly Harris and Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.


Drug Trafficking
Updated May 9, 2019