FORT SMITH – A Fort Smith man was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 183 months in prison without the possibility of parole on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute More than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine and for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release on a similar previous conviction.  The Honorable Judge P.K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearing, which was held in the U.S. District Court in Fort Smith.

According to court documents, in March and April of 2022, as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the 12th/21st Judicial Drug Task Force, Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Smith Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and Arkansas National Guard Counterdrug intercepted three separate parcels containing approximately 871 grams of methamphetamine, 2,918 pills containing a fentanyl analog, and 3,637 pills of fentanyl, respectively.  Further investigation revealed that Jesus Corral, age 40, was the intended recipient of each parcel and that Corral intended to further distribute the narcotics.  Corral was under post-prison release supervision at the time of the offense.

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Corral was indicted by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Arkansas in July of 2022 and entered a plea of guilty in December of 2022.