April 04, 2017
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1100
8+ Years For Arkansas Methamphetamine Trafficker
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A Marianna, Arkansas man was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison today on drug trafficking charges, announced Matthew Barden, DEA Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, and Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.
Jimmy Dale King, aka OG Zeek Woods, age 42, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Mixture or Substance that Contained Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, in September of 2016, agents with the DEA in conjunction with the Springdale Police Department received information that Jimmy Dale King was in Springdale distributing methamphetamine. Agents learned that King was from out of town and staying in a local hotel and obtained a description of the vehicle he was driving. On September 15, law enforcement used a confidential source to arrange for a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from King. Agents set up surveillance and observed as King arrived at the predetermined meeting location. Because King was on parole, there was a valid search waiver on file. After searching and arresting him, officers found approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and $327 cash on his person. Further searching his hotel room, officers located and seized a digital scale, $860 cash and two additional bags of methamphetamine. King was named in a federal indictment in October of 2016 and pled guilty to the charge in December of 2016.
The DEA and the Springdale Police Department investigated this case.
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.