Fayetteville Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Fayetteville Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man was sentenced on December 9,2022, to 188 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, In October of 2021 detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) received information that Kacey Derell Jones, age 45, was distributing methamphetamine in the Northwest Arkansas area.  Detectives learned that JONES was a parolee with a warrantless search waiver on file.

On October 17, 2021, detectives conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Jones.

On October 19, 2021, detectives received information that Jones was in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine at his Fayetteville residence.  Detectives observed Jones driving his vehicle and requested a Fayetteville Patrol Officer to initiate a traffic stop and to place Jones under arrest for the October 17th controlled purchase.

Jones was arrested and then transported back to his residence where a search was conducted.  The search resulted in detectives locating a .40 caliber handgun, as well as four individually packaged bags of methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 115 grams.  The drugs were subsequently sent to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory where they tested positive for methamphetamine.

Jones later admitted to detectives that the drugs and firearm seized belonged to him. 

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

The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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