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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Arkansas meth dealer going away for 90 months federal time

Buddy Lee Harris, age 42, of Pearcy, Arkansas, was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine and one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

In the fall of 2019, detectives with the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force launched an investigation into drug trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas. In August of 2019, detectives conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine and a firearm from Harris.

Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in May of 2020.

This case was investigated by the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations Little Rock and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Achorn and Special Assistant United States Attorney Trent Daniels prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.

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