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FedEx facing drug charges

Drug charges can be an albatross around the neck for many years. Even national companies can face the bad publicity of allegedly assisting drug dealers. Such is the case with FedEx.

The federal government on July 17th charged FedEx, a national shipping company, with helping pharmacies that are illegal to deliver painkillers and other dangerous drugs to people who order them without prescriptions.

Drug charges in Arkansas can be mitigated in court

Drug charges can lead to jail time. This is the case for one man in Texarkana, Arkansas, who has been put behind bars for 140 months because he was in possession of methamphetamines. The decision was given by a federal judge in the United State District Court in Arkansas.

The 44-year-old man, who is nicknamed "Fifty," was sentenced on Wednesday, July 9. He was considered a career criminal and allegedly participated in crime on a regular, ongoing basis.

Arkansas man gets 11 years for drug charges

A man from Texarkana has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars in connection with a methamphetamine distribution case. The defendant was sentenced on the federal drug charges on July 9, according to official reports. Federal sentences do not have the option for parole, so the man is slated to serve at least 85 percent of his term before he is eligible for release. The man pleaded guilty to the charges in early March.

The defendant’s sentence in this case was so severe because he was categorized as a “career offender” under existing federal guidelines. The man had previously been convicted on a variety of charges in Miller County, Arkansas; those included engaging in a criminal gang, possessing a firearm as a felon, aggravated assault and terroristic acts. The most recent charge he faced in federal court was possession with intent to distribute meth.

Violent crime in Little Rock, Arkansas, leads to an arrest

A violent crime occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas, when a 33-year-old man committed a hit-and-run offense and would not stop for police. He was said to be belligerent and it took three Little Rock Police officers to make him stop.

At approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June, 17, 2014, the man who committed this violent crime was finally stopped by three police officers using pepper spray.

Sex crimes lead to big bust in Arkansas by the FBI

Two children in Arkansas were saved from sex crimes this week. They were part of a total of 168 children saved from child prostitution in a nationwide Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sex trafficking operation.

In total, seven Arkansas cities were targeted and 2 of those cities were where child prostitution was uncovered. While the cities were not named specifically, they are said to be located in the northwest of Arkansas and in the central part of the state.

3 men charged with first-degree murder for Arkansas killings

An Arkansas State University football player from Jonesboro, Arkansas, was allegedly murdered by three men from Tennessee. In January of 2014, the ASU student and another man were murdered and a third person, a woman, was severely injured during a home invasion. The 21-year old ASU football player and a 36-year-old perished during the crime.

Two of the alleged killers are from Jackson, Tennessee, and the third man is from Madison County, Tennessee. They were all indicted on first-degree murder and felony murder charges in the deaths of the two men that included the student.

Drug charges result from high speed chase in Arkansas

An Arkansas man who was free from jail on a bond that occurred in December 2013 has been arrested again due to an alleged high speed chase through rural Hempstead County, Arkansas. His arrest took place Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

The 50-year-old who was arrested is from Hope, Arkansas. The charges were because they discovered what they reported to be methamphetamine in his possession. He allegedly sped through Hempstead, Arkansas, from an address on County Road 117. This information comes from the police.

In Arkansas, sex crime allegedly involves child pornography

A Texarkana, Arkansas, man who is 30 years old has been served with a search warrant,and a hearing is being held because he is suspected of possessing child pornography. The man is already in prison for the alleged murder of his step-father. He is being held in Saratoga, Arkansas.

The U.S. district judge in that area has assumed the case from a senior U.S. judge, and the hearing is set for June 9, 2014. It seems there are issues with the search warrant; the alleged murder charge and the reported sex crime charge.

Numerous people charged in Arkansas drug arrests

In a case that included charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and intent to sell, six people were taken into custody in Arkansas City, Arkansas. There was a party held on Wednesday, May 21 that has been linked to the six arrests and a fatal motorcycle accident that day that was north of Arkansas City.

At the party that involved underage individuals, charges of possession with intent to sell marijuana, possession for drug-sale and drug-use paraphernalia and unlawful hosting minors consuming alcohol were made against a 30-year-old man from Arkansas City. The man was booked into the Cowley County, Arkansas jail was released on bond.

Drug charges come to lieutenant in sheriff's office in Arkansas

In Saline County, Arkansas, the former sheriff has been accused of taking bribes and also of stealing money from inmates. Specifically, he allegedly accepted granite countertops for letting a man out of community service. As to the second charge, it is said he took money from the inmate phone card system in order to pay for his legal fees while he was serving as sheriff. These charges were filed on May 16.

In addition, two other employees of the sheriff's office were charged, including an ex-lieutenant. The lieutenant allegedly gave a confidential informant drugs in exchange for sexual favors. These drug charges can stay on his record forever if he is convicted.

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