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Two Northwest Arkansas Men Sentenced to Total of Almost 14 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

MAR 04 (FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matthew Barden and Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Oscar Alonzo, age 23, of Springdale, was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.  He was also ordered to pay a $3500 fine.  Co-Defendant, Francisco Mejia-Galdamez, age 37, of Fayetteville, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine on February 24. 

A federal grand jury issued an indictment for Mejia-Galdamez and Alonso on July 22, 2015. They each pleaded guilty to the charges in November, 2015.

These cases were investigated by the DEA and the Rogers Police Department.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.  

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