Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

March 02, 2016

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1363

Springdale Man Sentenced To Over 14 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Methamphetamine and two handguns seized from Jesus Valenzuela.
Methamphetamine and two handguns seized from Jesus Valenzuela.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jesus Valenzuela, aka Jesus Valenzuela-Cruz, 42, of Springdale, Ark. was sentenced today to 174 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 $4,000 fine. 

Drug Enforcement (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matthew Barden and Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced the sentence.

According to court records, in July 2015, the DEA and the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a storage unit used by Valenzuela, seizing approximately 255 grams of methamphetamine.

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