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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Springdale man to spend five years in prison on meth distribution conviction

Ricardo Uribe, age 37 of Springdale was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison followed by 4 years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of More Than 50 Grams of a Mixture of Methamphetamine.

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

According to court records in March of 2019, special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, the Rogers Police Department and the Benton County Drug Unit initiated an investigation into Uribe concerning his drug distribution in Northwest Arkansas.

Throughout the course of the investigation, investigators were able to conduct several controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Uribe.

Uribe was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in February of 2020.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Rogers Police Department, and the Benton County Drug Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.

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