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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Holiday Island resident will do ten years for methamphetamine distribution conviction

Jeremy Pumphrey, age 41, of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

The Honorable Judge P. K. Holmes III presided over the sentencing hearing Tursdaay in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.

On May 1, 2019, law enforcement officers with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Eureka Springs Police Department arrived at a residence in Holiday Island Arkansas to locate and arrest Pumphrey for an outstanding felony warrant. 

As officers approached the residence, Pumphrey was observed running out the back door and carrying a backpack. Officers located and arrested Pumphrey for the warrant. A search of the backpack resulted in officers locating four plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The suspected methamphetamine was submitted to the Houston lab for testing and tested positive with a total weight of 31.82 grams.

Pumphrey was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2020 and entered a guilty plea in February 2020.

This case was investigated by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Eureka Springs Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Claude Hawkins prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.

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