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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Jermaine James, age 40, of Fayetteville, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release  on one count of Distribution 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 February of 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in Northwest Arkansas by James. During the investigation, DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from James.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 30.6 grams of actual methamphetamine.

James was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017 and entered a guilty plea in November 2017.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated September 27, 2018

Drug Trafficking