Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Larry Speakar, age 51, of Malvern, Arkansas was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine . The Honorable Susan O. Hickey, United States District Judge, presided over the sentencing hearing in Hot Springs.
According to court records, in March 2017, investigators with the Drug Task Force in Garland County and Homeland Security Investigations initiated an investigation into the drug trafficking activity of Speakar. In March and April 2017, agents conducted three controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Speakar. On April 26, 2017, law enforcement officers stopped a vehicle in Hot Springs for speeding. The driver later identified as Speakar was on parole and had a search wavier on file. A search of his vehicle resulted in officers locating 2 plastic bags containing at least 50 grams of a crystalline substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine.
A federal grand jury indicted Speakar in June 2017, and he pled guilty in March 2018.
This case was investigated by the Garland County Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, November 8, 2018.