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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 14 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 Zachary Cook, age 27, was sentenced today to 168 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release 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.

According to court records, in January 2019, surveillance began of Cook’s residence after investigators received information that Cook was expecting to receive methamphetamine and heroin deliveries.  Having previously been convicted of a felony, Cook had a valid search waiver on file.  Officers approached Cook while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle owned by a visitor to his residence.  Officers located approximately 29 grams of actual methamphetamine inside the car with Cook and further evidence of drug distribution inside Cook’s residence.    

Cook was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2019 and entered a guilty plea in June 2019. 

This case was investigated by the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated November 6, 2019

Drug Trafficking