Fort Smith , Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Gerardo Olivares, age 31, of Fort Smith, Arkansas was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge P. K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.
According to court records, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were able to purchase multiple ounces of methamphetamine (135.0 grams of actual methamphetamine) on several different occasions throughout the months of April and June of 2014 from Olivares in the Fort Smith Arkansas area.
Olivares was indicted October 2015 and plead guilty March 2017.
Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case, the Fort Smith Police Department assisted in the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Candace Taylor prosecuted the case for the United States.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Arkansas