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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rogers Man Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Stephen Ray Wilson Jr., age 39, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a fine of $3,900.00 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, during the course of an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) identified Wilson as a distributor of methamphetamine in the Benton County, Arkansas area.  

In January of 2018, the DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Wilson.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 52.9 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Wilson was indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2018 and entered a guilty plea in June 2018.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Rogers Police Department and the Arkansas National Guard Counter Drug Program.  Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.


Drug Trafficking
Updated January 10, 2019