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Repeat Drug Offender Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Federal Prison

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

FAYETTEVILLE – A Camden man was sentenced today to 200 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute More than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge James M. Moody Jr. presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, in March of 2023, detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force learned that Ronald Antonio Moorehead, age 43, of Camden, Arkansas was transporting methamphetamine into Northwest Arkansas area for distribution. On May 13, 2023, detectives surveilled Moorehead inside a vehicle parked in residential neighborhood in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Thereafter, law enforcement made contact with Moorehead, who was on active parole supervision at the time. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed approximately 500 gross grams of methamphetamine and a distribution amount of cocaine. 

Moorehead was subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple counts related to drug trafficking. On November 3, 2023, he pleaded guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine. At sentencing, the United States provided the Court with evidence that Moorehead had a lengthy criminal history, which included multiple prior convictions related to drug trafficking.

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

The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigated the case.

Deputy Criminal Chief Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @


Contact: Charlie Robbins

Public Affairs Officer

Updated May 9, 2024