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United States of America v. Christoppher Dale Lewellen
Judge: Timothy L. Brooks
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (Washington County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Fayetteville
Description: Fayetteville, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged possession with intent to distribute meth.
Christopher Dale Lewellen, age 42, was arrested on July 31, 2022 by detectives with the Benton County Arkansas Drug Unit for drug trafficking and because he was wanted on several warrant for state charges.
Detectives were able to locate and stop that Lewellen's vehicle on Highway 412, and place Lewellen under arrest. A search of the vehicle resulted in detectives locating a black bag containing approximately 450 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The suspected methamphetamine was later submitted to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory for additional testing where it was tested and determined to be methamphetamine. Under Federal law, Lewellen is considered a Career Criminal, subject to enhanced penalties.
The Benton County Drug Unit and Homeland Security Investigations Fayetteville investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sydney Butler prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 168 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.