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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Magnolia Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

EL DORADO – A Magnolia man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado.

According to court documents, on or about September 4, 2020, investigators with the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Rasheed Rahid Muhammad, age 50. The methamphetamine field tested positive and was sent to the crime lab for further testing.      

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Kim Harris prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2022