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Fayetteville Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man was sentenced on Monday, May 20, to 240 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, multiple law enforcement agencies received information that Ulysses Bush, age 44, was selling large quantities of methamphetamine throughout the Northwest Arkansas area. Between November 2022 and January 2023, law enforcement conducted a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Bush. In the months following these transactions, Bush was found with additional quantities of methamphetamine during traffic stops executed by the Inola, Oklahoma, and Fayetteville Police Departments. In April 2023, the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a storage unit in Fayetteville that Bush was using, in which officers discovered additional methamphetamine, fentanyl pills, body armor, and a firearm.

The purchased and seized methamphetamine was later submitted to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory for testing where it was determined to be methamphetamine. Between the controlled purchases, the traffic stops, and the storage unit, Bush was held accountable for over a kilogram of methamphetamine.

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

The Benton County Drug Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Inola, Oklahoma Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Eaton prosecuted the case.

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @


Contact: Charlie Robbins

Public Affairs Officer

Updated May 23, 2024