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Running a red light on moped leads to 20-years in prison on drug-related charges for Bella Vista man

Stewart Anthony Carr

A Bella Vista man was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, Stewart Anthony Carr, 41, was stopped on or about June 3, 2019, after officers with the Lowell Police Department witnessed him run a red light while operating a moped.

Officers attempted to stop Carr, but he initially refused to stop.

While following Carr, officers witnessed him throw various objects into a ditch from his moving moped. Carr was stopped, arrested, and searched.

During the search Officers located a small blue plastic container containing what appeared to be methamphetamine residue in his backpack. While searching the side of the road where Carr was seen dropping items,

Officers located drug paraphernalia and a black case containing a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.

The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the DEA crime lab, who determined the substance was 84.2 grams of actual methamphetamine.

The Lowell Police Department investigated the case.

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

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