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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Texarkansas Man Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Texarkana, Arkansas - Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Brian Tremayne Porter, age 29, of Texarkana, Texas, was sentenced November 15, 2017 to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.  The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in Southwest Arkansas by Brian Porter.  In the early months of 2017,  Porter conspired with another to distribute two (2) ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential source in exchange for $1400 in Miller County, Arkansas. The substance purchased was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for testing. The lab determined that it was a mixture of a substance that contained methamphetamine and weighed approximately 53.4 grams  

Porter was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2017 and pled guilty to the charge in June 2017. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 8, 2018