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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Springdale Man Sentenced to 75 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

            Fayetteville, Arkansas - Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Jorge Gonzalez, age 38, of Springdale, was sentenced today to 75 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2400 fine 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 the plea agreement, on February 3, 2016, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and task force officers arranged for a controlled purchase of one ounce of methamphetamine from Jorge Gonzalez.  On that same day, Gonzalez sold approximately one ounce of methamphetamine for $1,400. The suspected substance was sent to the DEA Laboratory where it was confirmed to be a mixture containing 27.4 grams of actual methamphetamine.  Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 16, 2016 and pleaded guilty on May 12, 2016.

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration agents and task force members.  Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated August 16, 2016