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

Monday, June 24, 2019

Texarkana Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Texarkana, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Randy Caldwell, age 41, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was sentenced last week to 168 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for one count of Distribution of More Than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, during the course of an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas, the South Central Drug Task Force identified Caldwell as a distributor of methamphetamine. In July of 2017, investigators arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Caldwell. The methamphetamine recovered was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where it was confirmed to contain approximately 95 grams of actual methamphetamine. 

Caldwell was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2018, and entered a guilty plea in December 2018.

This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the South Central Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 24, 2019