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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Cornelius Cox, age 33, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,400.00 fine on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

In late July through early August of 2017, the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force conducted several controlled buys of methamphetamine from Cox, within the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division.

On August 12, 2017, Cox was located by detectives driving his vehicle and he was subsequently stopped and arrested. During a search incident to his arrest, detectives located over 500 grams of a mixture or substance, which contained methamphetamine.  In addition, detectives located two sets of digital scales in the vehicle. During a subsequent search of his residence, detectives located a loaded Ruger pistol as well as scales and baggies.

Cox was indicted in September 2017 and pleaded guilty in March 2018.

This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force (DTF). Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted this 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.



Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated July 12, 2018