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Fort Smith Woman Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

            Fayetteville, Arkansas - Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Adelina Magana Fernandez, aka Adenlina Magana Hernandez, age 28, of Fort Smith, was sentenced this week to 168 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Aiding and Abetting Distribution of More than five (5) Grams of Methamphetamine. She was also ordered to pay a $7,500.00 fine.  The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

            Adelina Fernandez was arrested by the DEA on October 13, 2015, indicted by a federal grand jury on October 28, 2015, and pleaded guilty to the charge in November, 2015.

            Luis Calderon-Fernandez pleaded guilty to the same charges as Magana-Fernandez in February, 2016 and is currently awaiting sentencing.  

            This case was investigated by the Springdale Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Carter prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Updated March 31, 2016

Drug Trafficking