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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018

Texas Drug Traffickers Sentenced To 19 Years In Federal Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine In The Western District Of Arkansas

Texarkana, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that three Texarkana, Texas methamphetamine traffickers were sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.  Demetrius Allah Stanley aka “Cuzo,” age 42, of Texarkana, Texas was sentenced on June 20, 2018 to 96 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, Amy Darlene Bryant, age 39, of Texarkana, Texas, was sentenced on June 20, 2018 to 21 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, and James Ruble Little, age 32, originally of Fouke, Arkansas was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.  The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, in January of 2016, investigators working with the Texas Department of Public Safety ("TX DPS") began an investigation into a local methamphetamine trafficking group operating on the Texas side of Texarkana in Bowie County. During that investigation, TX DPS investigators utilized a confidential informant (CI) to arrange for multiple purchases of methamphetamine from James Little ("Little") from his home in Texarkana, Texas. During one of the transactions, Amy Bryant was seen driving from her Texas home to Little’s place of work at a tire shop in Texas. Bryant picked up Little and transported him in her vehicle to an apartment complex in Texarkana, Texas, where they then picked up, Demetrius Stanley ("Stanley").

Law Enforcement then followed Bryant as she drove Stanley and Little to the home of a known methamphetamine distributor at a residence on the Arkansas side of Texarkana. While at that home, Stanley exited the vehicle and met with his source of methamphetamine and then rejoined, Little and Bryant.  After the meeting, Stanley, Little, and Bryant all drove to an arranged meet location. Once there Bryant dropped off Little.  Little then provided the CI an ounce of methamphetamine. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where it was determined to be a total of 27.61 grams of methamphetamine.

On October 19, 2016, Little’s bond was revoked in his federal case after he attempted suicide after learning that he was under investigation for the sexual assault of minors.  On May 21, 2018, Little pled guilty to state charges of Rape in Miller County Circuit Court in Miller County, Arkansas.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on that offense on June 26, 2018.  

Stanley, Bryant and Little were all indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2016 and pled guilty in 2017.

This case was investigated by Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS).  Assistant United States Attorney Ben Wulff prosecuted the case for the United States.

 

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