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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Drug Traffickers Sentenced To 20 Years Combined In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine And Firearms Possession

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Dustin Slack, age 33, of Bentonville, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday to 130 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Douglas Prince, age 50, of Centerton, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release, on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, on July 17, 2018, officers with the Benton County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Slack and another individual. Upon arrival at the residence where Slack was residing, which was located within the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, officers made contact with Slack and placed him under arrest. During the arrest officers located methamphetamine on Slack’s person. A search of the residence resulted in officers locating an additional 162.4 grams of methamphetamine. Shortly thereafter, a white Jaguar, driven by Prince and occupied by another individual, pulled up to the residence, at which point they were removed from the vehicle and detained. A canine positively alerted to the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 234 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded .45 caliber pistol.

Slack and Prince were indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018 and entered guilty plea’s in January 2019.

This case was investigated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney’s David Harris and Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 9, 2019