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Fayetteville man receives 20-year sentence for methamphetamine distribution

Fayetteville, Arkansas – A Fayetteville resident, Ulysses Bush, aged 44, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison on Monday, May 20, after being convicted for the distribution of methamphetamine. This sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release, as ordered by the Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks during the proceedings at the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

Extensive Drug Trafficking Activities Uncovered

Court documents reveal that Bush was actively involved in distributing large quantities of methamphetamine across the Northwest Arkansas region. This information emerged from multiple law enforcement agencies, which then conducted a series of controlled purchases from Bush between November 2022 and January 2023.

Following these undercover operations, further investigations led to Bush’s apprehension during traffic stops in both Inola, Oklahoma, and Fayetteville, where he was found in possession of additional methamphetamine. The law enforcement investigation culminated in April 2023, when the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force conducted a raid on a Fayetteville storage unit leased by Bush. The search yielded not only more methamphetamine but also fentanyl pills, body armor, and a firearm.

The substances obtained through controlled purchases and subsequent seizures were tested at the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory, confirming them to be methamphetamine. In total, Bush was found to be accountable for distributing over a kilogram of methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas announced the sentencing. The investigation was a collaborative effort involving the Benton County Drug Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Inola, Oklahoma Police Department, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Eaton leading the prosecution.

Nathan Kim

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