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Hot Springs Man Sentenced To Over 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

HOT SPRINGS – A Hot Springs man was sentenced today to 77 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court documents, Detectives with the 18th East Judicial District Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations launched an investigation into Nicholas Allen Bland, 41, for drug trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas.  In July of 2019, detectives conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Bland.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The 18th East Judicial District Drug Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations Little Rock, and the 18th East Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Achorn and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Daniels prosecuted the case.

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