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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To Over 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 today that Danny Witt, age 50, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than 50 grams of a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearings today in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

In January of 2019, detectives with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force learned that Witt was trafficking methamphetamine in the Northwest Arkansas area.  On January 7, 2019, knowing that Witt had a search waiver on file, detectives located and approached Witt in the parking lot of a motel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  While speaking with Witt, he spontaneously admitted to being in possession of a firearm.  During the search of Witt’s person, Detectives located approximately 4 ounces of methamphetamine on his person.

The methamphetamine was subsequently sent to the DEA Crime Lab in Miami, Florida and tested positive for 111.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Witt was indicted by a federal grand jury in June of 2019 and entered a guilty plea in August of 2019. 

This case was investigated by the State of Arkansas Fourth (4th) Judicial District Drug Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.

Updated January 9, 2020

Drug Trafficking