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Case Number: 4:19-cr-40007-SOH
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (Miller County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Texarkana, Arkansas
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Description: Texarkana, Arkansas possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute criminal defense lawyer represented James Earl Bradford who was charged with drug possession.
According to court records, Agents with the 8th North Drug Task Force (“DTF”) began investigating Bradford after receiving information that he was distributing narcotics in Hope, Arkansas. On April 11, 2019, Agents located and made contact with Bradford in Hope. Knowing that Bradford was on state parole, and had an active search wavier on file, the agents searched Bradford’s person and vehicle. Inside Bradford’s vehicle, Agents found multiple bags of suspected cocaine base, or “crack,” several baggies of marijuana, items drug paraphernalia and several thousand dollars in cash. Bradford later admitted, following Miranda warnings, that he had been selling crack in Hope for some time.
The bags of suspected cocaine base were taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for analysis. The crime laboratory later determined that they contained over 29 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base.
Bradford was indicted by a federal grand jury in May of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in November of 2019.
This case was investigated by the 8th North Drug Task Force, Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Graham Jones prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)(iii) Possess w/Intent to Distribute More than 28 grams M/S Cocaine Base
Outcome: Defendant sentenced to one hundred thirty-two (132) months imprisonment with credit for time served in federal custody; four(4)years supervised release; $100.00 special assessment