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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Fayetteville Man Sentenced To More Than 19 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Michael Sartin, age 54, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday to 235 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine for 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, during the course of an investigation beginning in 2017 into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas, the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force identified Sartin as a distributor of methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas.  

During the investigation, controlled purchases of methamphetamine were arranged and conducted by investigators from Sartin. The investigators recovered approximately 530 grams of methamphetamine from these transactions. 

Sartin was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2018, and entered a guilty plea in September 2018.

This case was investigated by the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 8, 2019