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Texarkana man gets six years in prison for distribution of meth

Texarkana man gets six years in prison for distribution of meth

February 17th, 2017 in Texarkana News

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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