HARRISON – A Lawton, Oklahoma man was sentenced Wednesday to 300 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons on criminal charges related to his arrest near Harrison, Arkansas on August 3, 2023, for Possession of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl With Intent to Distribute.  Thompson’s sentence was accompanied by $2,000 in fines and a five (5) year term of supervised release to follow his imprisonment. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing, which was held in the U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, Allen Ray Thompson, age 32, a native of Lawton, Oklahoma, was traffic stopped by the Arkansas State Police in rural Boone County, Arkansas near Harrison for failure to display a proper vehicle tag.  During the traffic stop, a narcotics-detecting canine alerted on the vehicle, prompting a search which revealed 4,934.5 grams of methamphetamine, 1,988 fentanyl pills, and five firearms, one of which was stolen.  Thompson, a previously convicted felon, was not permitted to possess a firearm.  A later search of Thompson’s telephone text messages revealed that Thompson was delivering the controlled substances to customers in the Harrison area who had previously paid Thompson through an internet-based, peer-to-peer money transfer platform.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, State of Arkansas 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Arkansas State Police conducted the investigation in the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Carter prosecuted the case.

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