Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Shawn Schuckman, age 45, was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, during the course of an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances in the Western District of Arkansas, the Drug Enforcement Administration Fayetteville Resident Office (DEA) identified Schuckman, as a distributor of methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas, and an investigation was initiated into his criminal activity.
In January 2020, upon the conclusion of the investigation, agents and local law enforcement attempted to take Schuckman into custody for his outstanding warrants. Following a short pursuit, Schuckman was apprehended. Investigators located and seized approximately 1,341.4 grams of actual methamphetamine from Schuckman’s hotel room, from the roadway (where he had thrown it out of the window during the pursuit), from his vehicle, and from his person.
A federal grand jury indicted Schuckman in March 2020, and he entered a guilty plea in June 2020.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Benton County Narcotics Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.