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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

Texarkana Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Texarkana, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christopher Whistle, age 40, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, in December 2015, agents with the Bi-State Narcotics Task Force (BSNTF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began an investigation into methamphetamine distribution in the Texarkana area. This investigation allowed law enforcement to identify Whistle as a distributer of methamphetamine in the area. After learning this, agents with the BSNTF and the FBI conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Whistle. The methamphetamine was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis. The substance was determined 11.57 grams of actual methamphetamine. 

Whistle was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2015, and entered a guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine in December 2017.

This case was investigated by Bi-State Narcotics Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Brice White prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 22, 2018