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Hope Arkansas Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

El Dorado, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Lacortney D. Sanders (aka “Supreme”), age 36, of Hope, Arkansas was sentenced today to 121 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado.

According to court records, in November 2013, during the course of an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Hampstead County, Arkansas and elsewhere in the Western District of Arkansas, the FBI and the FBI Task Force identified Sanders as a source of supply of methamphetamine. During the investigation, agents were able to purchase methamphetamine from Sanders utilizing a confidential informant.  The suspected methamphetamine was subsequently submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where it was tested and determined to be a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. 

Sanders was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2015 and pled guilty in January 2017.

This case was investigated by The FBI and the FBI Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated June 18, 2018

Drug Trafficking