Fayetteville Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man was sentenced today to 140 months in prison followed by three 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, on June 15, 2022, detectives with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force (JDDTF) were requested to assist Springdale police officers who responded to a shots-fired call. After receiving a vehicle description and locating the vehicle, officers stopped and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Wayne Duvall Coleman, age 41.

The officer asked Coleman if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, and Coleman advised that there was marijuana in the center console. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating marijuana, multiple prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Coleman was arrested and his vehicle was secured. On June 16, 2022, officers applied for and received a search warrant to conduct a more thorough search of the vehicle in reference to the shots-fired call the day prior. During that search, detectives located two small baggies containing suspected methamphetamine in the steering column of the vehicle.

The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Department of Homeland Security forensic laboratory for further analysis. Subsequent testing confirmed that the substance contained methamphetamine and weighed 54.66 grams.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Springdale Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Eaton prosecuted the case.

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