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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 24, 2019

Prescott Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Texarkana, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Edward Barzar, age 41, of Presoctt, Arkansas, was sentenced last week to 108 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for one count of Distribution of More Than 5 Grams of Actual Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, during the course of an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas, the 8th North Drug Task Force identified Barzar as a distributor of methamphetamine. In June of 2018, investigators arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Barzar. The methamphetamine purchases was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where it was confirmed to contain 26.34 grams of actual methamphetamine. 

Edward Barzar was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2018, and entered a guilty plea in December 2018.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the 8th North Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 24, 2019