Felon Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Possession | USAO-WDAR

FAYETTEVILLE – A Springdale man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, on October 22, 2020, detectives with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force made contact with Johnta Martez Dixon, 30, at his residence in Springdale, Arkansas. Dixon is a parolee on active supervision and has a warrantless search wavier on file. After asking and receiving permission to search, a search was conducted on the residence.  The search resulted in detectives locating a .300 rifle in Dixon’s bedroom.  The investigation also revealed Dixon was involved in the trafficking of methamphetamine.  Dixon is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearms.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The 4th 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.


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