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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

West Fork Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

FAYETTEVILLE – A West Fork man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release on one count of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, on or about April 14, 2021, officers with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force  executed a search warrant at the residence of Arnulfo Gomez (age 22), in West Fork, Arkansas. Officers knew Gomez to be a dealer of heroin based on previous controlled purchases of heroin from him.

During the search of the residence, officers located more than 100 grams of a mixture  or substance containing heroin, drug legers and drug paraphernalia.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hunter Bridges prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated January 12, 2022