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Springdale Woman Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

FAYETTEVILLE – A Springdale woman was sentenced yesterday to 110 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 September 12, 2022, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant at the residence of Edna May Meadath, age 63, in Springdale, Arkansas.  

During the search, detectives located multiple digital scales, multiple drug ledgers, packaging materials for the sale and distribution of methamphetamine, two methamphetamine smoking pipes, banking receipts, and approximately 661 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory where it tested positive for methamphetamine. 

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

The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigated the case.

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

Updated March 16, 2023

Drug Trafficking