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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Northwest Arkansas Pair Receive Combined Sentence of Over 22 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

            Fayetteville, Arkansas - Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Allen Dwight Gailliot, age 62 of Fayetteville and Leslie Erin Curtis, age 45 of Bella Vista, were sentenced today on one count each of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.  Gailliot was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison followed by three (3) years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $3,400.00 fine.  Curtis was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison followed by three (3) years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,900.00 fine.  The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

            According to court records, on March 10, 2016, Leslie Curtis sold one ounce of methamphetamine to a confidential source from her residence in Fayetteville.  On March 11, 2016, detectives from the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Curtis’ and Gailliot’s two residences both located in Fayetteville. Detectives found approximately ½ pound of methamphetamine in each residence which was packaged for sale, digital scales, baggies, drug ledgers, and packages from the United States Postal Service (USPS) addressed to Gailliot that had been sent from California. Gailliot was found to be in possession of a card for a storage unit located in Fayetteville which was leased under Curtis’ name.  Curtis told detectives that she and Gailliot would place orders for and receive pounds of meth at a time through the mail from California and would then distribute it throughout Washington County.  On March 15, 2016, a search warrant was executed on the storage unit where approximately four (4) pounds of methamphetamine were located in USPS. parcels addressed to Gailliott.   

            Gailliot and Curtis were indicted by a federal grand jury in May, 2016 and pleaded guilty in September, 2016. 

            This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @ www.pacer.gov



Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016