Springdale Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE – A Springdale man was sentenced today to 156 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court documents, on October 19, 2021, detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) received information that Ronnie Wayne Cain, age 51, was in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine and that Cain had a search waiver on file.
Later that day, detectives conducted surveillance at Cains residence. As the garage door opened, detectives observed Cain standing in the garage. Detectives made contact with Cain in the garage and identified themselves as law enforcement.
A parole search of the residence resulted in detectives locating approximately 200 grams of methamphetamine, a set of digital scales, three additional containers of methamphetamine, packaging materials and utensils, a drug ledger, two loaded firearms and $2,410.00 in U.S. currency. Cain, a multi-convicted felon, was out on bond for a similar arrest at the time of the offense.
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.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
Updated August 30, 2022
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