A couple from Northwest Arkansas has been sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in cocaine trafficking. The sentencing proceedings for the United States District Court in Fayetteville were presided over by the Honorable Timothy L. Brooks.

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Hon. Judge Timothy L. Brooks

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In the early morning hours of November 7, 2020, detectives with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force (“DTF”) were alerted to the discovery of an unidentified box at a local Fed Ex package processing facility that was suspected of containing narcotics. The label on the parcel indicated that it had been shipped from Jeanette Mayor in Brawley, California, to Brandon Hale at an address in Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to the information on the package.

Hale’s Fayetteville address was given by detectives acting in an undercover capacity on the case. When the undercover investigators arrived at the apartment, they were welcomed by Mayor, who admitted that Hale was her boyfriend and that they were receiving a delivery. On the instruction of the undercover cop, Hale then came to the door and accepted the package. A search of the residence was carried out immediately after, and about 2000 gross grams of methamphetamine and drug accessories were seized as a result of the investigation.

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Fayetteville couple Sentenced

For one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Brandon Ray Hale of Fayetteville was sentenced on March 1, 2022, to 180 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. He is 42 years old and lives in Fayetteville. A Career Offender was assigned to Hale’s case because of the nature of his prior felonies and the severity of his prior convictions.

In a sentence handed down on February 24, 2022, Jeanette Marie Mayor, 50, of Springdale was sentenced to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on a single count of Aiding and Abetting in the Distribution of More Than 50 Grams of A Mixture or Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine, which she admitted to.

Source: Justice.gov