FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayetteville man was sentenced today to 123 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court documents, in March of 2022, detectives with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) received information that Thomas Daniel Alexander, age 36, was distributing heroin in the Fayetteville Division of the Western District of Arkansas. Detectives were able to confirm this by conducting two separate controlled purchases of heroin from Alexander.
On March 25, 2022, detectives executed a search warrant at Alexander’s residence in Fayetteville. The detectives noted that the residence is less than 1000 feet from an Elementary School and a Sports Complex.
A search of the residence resulted in detectives locating a black safe in the bedroom belonging to Alexander. Inside the safe, detectives located, a handgun, ammunition, approximately 79.1 grams of heroin, 13 amphetamine/dextroamphetamine pills, and 15 suboxone strips, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and $540.00 US Currency.
The suspected heroin was sent to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory where it tested positive for heroin.
The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.