FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ( News release) - A Springdale man was sentenced on Thursday to 22 years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine.
Allen Kentroy Stevens, 38, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,600.00 fine on one count of Distribution of more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.
The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, during April 2017, detectives with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force ("DTF") conducted three controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Stevens from his residence in Springdale, Arkansas. On May 4, 2017, DTF detectives conducted a parole search of Stevens' apartment.
Inside, detectives located Stevens, approximately 125 grams of suspected methamphetamine as well as two digital scales and packaging used in the distribution of methamphetamine. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where it was tested and determined to contain 110.49278 grams of actual methamphetamine.
On July 31, 2017, DTF detectives went to Stevens' girlfriend's residence in Springdale, AR to execute an arrest warrant on Stevens. Inside the residence, detectives located Stevens, approximately 31.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in a kitchen freezer, as well as baggies and a digital scale used in the distribution of methamphetamine. Also, in the kitchen, detectives located a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun. Stevens admitted to possession of the methamphetamine, paraphernalia and firearm.
Stevens was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2017 and entered a guilty plea in November 2017.
This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.
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