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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 15 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 Jerry Lawson, age 35, was sentenced yesterday to 180 months in federal prison followed by 4 years of supervised release for 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 2018, detectives received information that Lawson was distributing methamphetamine in the Fayetteville area.  Detectives set up two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Lawson.  Upon the execution of search warrants, detectives located a stolen pistol and 324 grams of actual methamphetamine.  Lawson was subsequently found to be in possession of a distribution amount of heroin. 

Lawson was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2019, and he entered a guilty plea in July 2019. 

This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force and the DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney David A. Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated October 11, 2019

Drug Trafficking