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Pea Ridge Arkansas Man Sentenced To 6 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 that John R. Gosney, IV, age 29, of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 72 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release  on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in Northwest Arkansas by Gosney. During the investigation, DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Gosney.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 53.8 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Gosney was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2018 and entered a guilty plea in May 2018.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.


Updated October 5, 2018

Drug Trafficking