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Springdale Man Setenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Methamphetamine With The Intent To Distribute

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 John Mullens, age 38, of Springdale, was sentenced today to 67 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,500.00 fine on one count of Possession With Intent To Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, on or about August 11, 2017, investigators the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force ("DTF") searched the home where John Mullens was present in Springdale, Arkansas. During the search investigators found 11 bags containing approximately 158 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, digital scales, baggies and a methamphetamine pipe. Mullens stated that everything in the living room belonged to him. The Arkansas State Crime Lab results reflect that the substance recovered contained approximately 130.1 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Mullens was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017 and entered a guilty plea in December 2017.

This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated March 14, 2018

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