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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

SPRINGDALE MAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Ricardo Uribe, age 37 of Springdale, AR was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison followed by 4 years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of More Than 50 Grams of a Mixture of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing today in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records in March of 2019, special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, the Rogers Police Department and the Benton County Drug Unit initiated an investigation into Uribe concerning his drug distribution in Northwest Arkansas. Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators were able to conduct several controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Uribe.

Uribe was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in February of 2020. 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Rogers Police Department, and the Benton County Drug Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 9, 2020