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Springdale Man Sentenced To More Than 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Michael Reed, age 38, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release, and a $2,400.00 fine for one count of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute More Than 50 Grams. 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, the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force identified that Reed was trafficking methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas. In September of 2018, investigators arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Reed. As a result of the controlled purchase from Reed, investigators obtained a search warrant for Reed’s property including his vehicles. During the search of Reed’s property, investigators seized a digital scale, drug paraphernalia, and a short-barreled shotgun. A search of the Reed’s vehicle yielded a vacuum sealed bag with a smaller baggie containing suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale, and currency from the controlled purchase of methamphetamine. The substance was tested by the DEA crime lab and was confirmed to contain more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. 

Reed was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018, and entered a guilty plea in January 2019.

This case was investigated by the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Sydney Butler prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated June 10, 2019

Drug Trafficking