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Texarkana Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

TEXARKANA – A Texarkana, Arkansas, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.  The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing, which was held in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, on November 9, 2021, investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations served a federal search warrant at the residence of A’jene Rashodd Cornelius, age 29.  Cornelius and two family members, including a small child, were present when the search warrant was executed.  Inside the residence, investigators found and seized over 1.3 pounds of pure methamphetamine, multiple loaded firearms, and over $13,000 in drug trafficking proceeds.  Cornelius pleaded guilty in August 2023.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Jones prosecuted the case for the United States.

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website at

Updated June 21, 2024