(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas)
Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Eliseo Alvarez Sr. age 52, of Pineville, Missouri, was sentenced yesterday to 210 months in federal prison, to run partially concurrent with a sentence previously ordered against him in the Eastern District of Arkansas, followed by five years of supervised release. Alvarez Sr. was also ordered to pay a $4,900.00 fine on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, in May 2017, during the course of an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Western District of Arkansas, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) identified Alvarez Sr. as a methamphetamine source of supply for local distributors of methamphetamine. During the investigation, agents observed Alvarez Sr.meeting with a known methamphetamine distributor and drop off a green colored bag. After the meeting, agents arrested the known distributor for an outstanding warrant. During a search of the vehicle, agents located 433.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine that was located in the green bag. The suspected methamphetamine was sent the DEA South Central Lab for testing. The results confirmed that the substance was in fact a mixture of substance that contained actual methamphetamine.
Alvarez was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2017 and pled guilty in January 2018.
This case was investigated by HSI and the DEA. Assistant United States Attorney Brice White prosecuted the case for the United States.