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Springdale Man Sentenced to Over 10 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 125 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 August 20, 2021, Springdale Police Officers were dispatched to a hit and run accident. After receiving the vehicle description, officers were able to locate the vehicle parked in a nearby parking lot. Officers approached the driver’s door and immediately recognized the driver and sole occupant as, Prince Wayne Fondren, Jr., age, 43.  Upon making contact, the officers observed that Fondren was passed out with the vehicle in drive mode. Fondren was then ran through dispatch where it was determined that he did not have a driver’s license and he was a parolee with an active search waiver. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating, a black zippered pouch in the front passenger floorboard that contained multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine weighing approximately 100.58 grams, pills, a small amount of a marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The substance was later submitted to the Homeland Security investigations Crime Laboratory for testing where it was tested and determined to be methamphetamine. 

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Springdale Police Department, the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the Fayetteville Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sydney Butler prosecuted the case.

Updated February 14, 2023

Drug Trafficking