Meth nets Martin federal time

Posted: March 8, 2018 at 5:25 p.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville man was sentenced to federal prison today for selling methamphetamine.

Brandon Martin, 25, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $2,400 fine on one count of distribution of methamphetamine.

Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Fourth Judicial Task Force and the Arkansas State Police conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from Martin in 2017, according to court records. Martin had methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in his possession when he was arrested Aug. 31.

Martin was indicted by a federal grand jury in September and entered a guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine in November.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case.

NW News on 03/09/2018