El Dorado, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that on November 10, 2020, Thomas Lovett, 36, of El Dorado, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado.
In July 2019, as part of an ongoing operation targeting South Arkansas drug traffickers, agents of the FBI and the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine that was arranged and facilitated by Lovett.
Lovett was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2019, and entered a guilty plea in May of 2020.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the El Dorado Police Department and the Union County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Graham Jones prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.