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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Springdale Man Sentenced To Over 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Carlos Mendoza-Mojica, age 30, of Springdale, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release 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 court records, in the summer of 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in Northwest Arkansas by Mendoza-Mojica.  In April of 2017, the DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Mendoza-Mojica from his place of business in Springdale, Arkansas.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 105.5 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Mendoza-Mojica was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2017 and entered a guilty plea  in August 2017.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 6, 2018