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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fayetteville Man Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Mike Seeney, age 33, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday to 77 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute of more than 50 grams 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 into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas in September 2018, the Fourth Judicial District Taskforce received information that Seeney was distributing methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas. While conducting surveillance on Seeney, investigators observed Seeney conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction at a gas station. Seeney was detained shortly thereafter. At the time of the stop, the odor of marijuana, as well as a marijuana blunt could be observed in the ashtray of his vehicle. During a search of Seeney’s vehicle investigators discovered a gift bag with two bags of methamphetamine. The substance was sent to the DEA Crime Lab and was confirmed to contain 54.5 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Seeney was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018, entered a guilty plea in December 2018.

This case was investigated by the Fourth Judicial District Taskforce. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 11, 2019