Texarkana man gets six years in prison for dis­tri­bu­tion of meth

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

A Texarkana, Ark., man was sen­tenced Thurs­day to six years in fed­eral prison for dis­tri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine.

Curo­drick Ran­dle, 41, was sen­tenced to fed­eral prison fol­lowed by three years of su­per­vised re­lease on one count of dis­tri­bu­tion of metham­phetamine. Fed­eral Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing in the U.S. Dis­trict Court in Hot Springs.

U.S. At­tor­ney Ken­neth Elser for the West­ern Dis­trict of Ar­kan­sas an­nounced the sen­tence.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, in Septem­ber 2015, Ran­dle was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Bi-State Nar­cotics Task Force for traf­fick­ing metham­phetamine.

De­tec­tives with the task force used a con­fi­den­tial source to make con­tact with Ran­dle, who went by the name “Boss” or “Gucci,” to ar­range for a pur­chase of metham­phetamine, Elser said.

Later that day, Ran­dle met the source at a lo­ca­tion in Texarkana, Ark., where he sold ap­prox­i­mately 53 grams of metham­phetamine. The sub­stance was sent Ar­kan­sas State Crime Lab where it was con­firmed to con­tain at least 37 grams of ac­tual metham­phetamine.

Ran­dle was in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury in Septem­ber 2015 and pleaded guilty on March 18, 2016.

The case was in­ves­ti­gated by the Bi-State Nar­cotics Task Force and the Texarkana, Ark.,s Po­lice Depart­ment. As­sis­tant United States At­tor­ney’s Jonathan Ross and Amy Driver pros­e­cuted the case for the United States, Elser said.

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