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Van Buren Woman Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

Fort Smith, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Deborah Nabors, age 55, of Van Buren, was sentenced today to 71 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge P.K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.

According to court records, in December 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in the Fort Smith area by Nabors. During the investigation, DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Nabors.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 74.62 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Nabors was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2017 and entered a guilty plea in January 2018.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Smith Police Department, Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, Van Buren Police Department and the 12th/21st Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Candace Taylor and Aaron Jennen prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated April 19, 2018

Drug Trafficking