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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2022

El Dorado Arkansas Group Sentenced To 47 Years Combined In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

EL DORADO – The final member of a South Arkansas drug trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday to federal prison for the Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearings for the United States District Court in El Dorado.

According to court documents, beginning in February of 2019, investigators with the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated an investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating out of the El Dorado Division of the Western District of Arkansas. During the course of that investigation, Pharell Jackson and his drug trafficking organization were identified by investigators to be responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine from Magnolia, Arkansas, to other locales in the Western District of Arkansas and the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Those members of the drug trafficking organization indicted federally have been sentenced as follows:

Pharell Bronse Jackson:  age 32, El Dorado, Arkansas - Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine – 168 months imprisonment and 3-year term of supervised release.

Michael Fitzgerald Williams Jr.:  age 31, North Little Rock, Arkansas - Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine - 120 months imprisonment and 3-year term of supervised release.

Gary Bernard Green II: age 33, Camden, Arkansas - Distribution of Methamphetamine -168 months imprisonment and 3-year term of supervised release.

Jacovas Deonta Mitchell: age 32, El Dorado, Arkansas – Knowing and Intentionally Distributing Methamphetamine – 108 months imprisonment and 3-year term of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration Little Rock, and the FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Benjamin Wulff, Graham Jones, and Steven Mohlhenrich prosecuted the case for the United States.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 13, 2022